It’s ironic that I’m writing this particular post from the confines of my sick bed.  I’m still laid up with a crappy neck (medical term.)  It’s extremely painful, I’m drugged up to the eyeballs and I feel like chopping my head off … just to get some relief.

So what better time to sign up to run the 5k Race for Life. 

Say what?

For those of you who know me IRL (that’s ‘in real life’ don’tcha know,) or virtually, you may have read my sporadic ramblings of how I’m trying to become a runner.  For those of you who are new to WitWitWoo … running, for me, is HARD!  Never had the frame for it, definitely way too much boobage and now I’m 40.  Oh AND I have crunchy knees (to go with the moronic neck.)  I’m falling apart at the seams.  I can hear the death knells from here!

No-one can see me run in the woods!


I’ve been running on and off for six months now.  I’ve lost weight … and then put it back on.  I’ve felt good about myself, then felt like shit whenever I’ve not run – guilt eating me up.  Felt on top of the world … then a complete failure when I’ve sat at home eating cake.  Cake that I’ve made.  Go figure.

Suffice to say, I don’t have this whole running malarkey on lock yet.  It remains difficult.  At the peak of my training, I managed a 5k route … once (ran those streets like a sweaty mo fo, but ran them I did,) but if I’m honest, once was enough.

Until now.

I need to find motivation to keep on track (pardon the pun,) and what better motivation than to raise money for others less fortunate.  Yeah baby!  I’ve gone all philanthropic innit!

My goal is, I think, realistic.  To raise £100 for Cancer Research UK.  Oh, and to finish the race.  If, God willing, I raise more money, the proceeds will then go to Demelza, a local children’s hospice.

I’ll keep you all posted as far as my training goes … if I ever get out of my sick bed, but I do intend on finishing the course – might not be the fastest, but I’ll finish.

If anyone would like to sponsor me, however small (and I do mean that – I know times are hard …), then please click —> here <—- and follow the details.

Wish me luck – I’ll need it!

And thanks 🙂

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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.

One reply on “Race For Life – Eeek!”

  1. Good luck with this! I, too, am a lapsed runner. The lapse so far is er, 2 years. Great idea to get motivated. I should think about it too. I think I need it – other than to lose weight, I need to clear my head! Running does that for me.

    Happy training (when you recover from the crappy neck)!

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