As you will know from my previous post a couple of weeks ago, I signed up to do Race For Life again this year on Sunday 21st June. So I thought I’d just do a quick post to update you all on how it went.
The race came around so much quicker than we had expected but me and Sarah were so excited as it’s always such a fun and emotional day. I spent Sunday morning getting ready and just taking it easy before the race then headed to Aintree race course too meet Sarah at 2pm for the big warm. When we arrived as always the atmosphere was amazing, seeing everyone united for such an amazing cause is always such a special feeling!
As you will know from the previous post I had planned to complete this years race in my chair but in the days leading up to my leg hadn’t been bad so I said I would try my best to at least walk some of the 5K. So I still took my chair with me and headed to the start line under the strict instruction to use my chair if I felt tired but anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m very stubborn and don’t particularly like using my chair unless I’m desperate need. So I ended up walking the whole 5K with just a couple of ‘sit downs’, obviously it took me longer than last years because I was in quite a bit of pain near the end but I was beyond proud that I still managed to complete it all without using my chair. We completed the race in 1 hour 36 minutes and I raised an amazing £190, I can’t think everyone enough for their incredible support and hope that one together we will find a cure for al cancers!
If you guys have been here from the start then you will know I walked Race For Life for the first time last year, I absolutely loved the whole experience and atmosphere so much that I promised myself that I would definitely be doing it again this year.
I kept too my word and signed up for this years race about a month ago and was determined to walk it in a quicker time than last year even if it was just by a few minutes then that would be an achievement I was proud of. I’d been training really hard on the treadmill and my time was getting closer to beating last years.
Sadly though over the last few weeks with all the walking and my recent fall my hip dysplasia has decided to rear it’s ugly head and come back worse than ever, too the point that I can no longer bear weight on my left leg, which too my disappointment now means I won’t be able to walk this years race but I will be still be taking part and completing the race in my chair. Everyone keeps telling me that it’s not how I complete the race that matters but just being a part of the whole experience and raising money for such an amazing cause but there is still apart of me that wishes I was walking the race again this year.
So although like I said a little part of me is disappointed that I can’t walk it, I am still really excited about being part of Race For life again and raising money for such a worthy cause.Good luck and a huge well done too anyone else taking part in this years race and If any of you guys would like to sponsor me then I would be incredibly grateful! I shall leave the link to my JustGiving page down below.