This time next week I will be setting off to run my very first 5K race… and I’ve chosen to do a Pretty Muddy Obstacle 5K Race For Life to boot!
Now I had been training with the objective to run the whole thing… and I do still intend to try but my physiotherapist banned me from running a few weeks ago while we work to treat a knee injury I sustained from, you guessed it, RUNNING!
I was actually really enjoying my training. I have been using a Couch 2 5K app program to get me from being unable to run for 30 seconds and I made it as far as running for 5 minutes without stopping! (Sadistic app that it is it gives you two minutes of walking to recover and then off you go running for 5 minutes again!) The objective is to get you to be able to run for 35 minutes non stop by the end of the program but I’ve only made it halfway through so far. Once I get this knee problem fixed I fully intend to pick up again and learn to run properly!
Now, there is one very simple reason I am doing this:
To raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
To that end I would be endlessly grateful to anyone who could spare even as much a £1 to help me reach my fundraising target.
You probably don’t know me but I bet you know someone who has been affected by cancer. Cancer took my Gran from us and it tried to take my baby sister when she was just 19 but she fought back and won! It’s only down to the endless research done by groups like Cancer Research UK that we have the treatments available that have meant my sister is still with us today… and that is worth any amount of pain I know I’m going to be in come next Saturday!
So please, dig deep, it couldn’t be simpler to help me reach my fundraising goal simply click the link below:
Anna’s Just Giving Page
Or you can even donate by text: