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I have run (run???) the GNR five times in the last fifteen years - this is number six.
This time it's for Age UK in memory of my Mum, Amy Valerie Noble, who died last year.
3rd March, 1932 - 17th February, 2009.
I hope to raise at least 350 pounds for Age UK, 500 pounds would be great for this GNR, and one thousand pounds would be a dream come true. They can do so much with this money, so give them a chance to do so. You'll never regret it. Thanks - on behalf of all those who are getting on a bit and need a little extra help.
That's what families are for, so join this one, please.
Friday 25th June, 2010: just back from jog and already rather warm - ladies 'glow'. Already 25% towards target of £500 within 24 hours thanks to friends who want to give to AgeUK. Great!
Tuesday 29th June 2010: managed some runs/walking and bike rides so far. If I do not get out in the morning (best time for running) it has to be a bike ride in the afternoon or evening.......that works, especially if the bike ride is to town or the library, or a shop - esp one which allows you to take your bike in!!! Some do! We need more facilities for bikes in Durham - railings will simply not suffice - but it IS good exercise training!
This week - Tuesday 6th July 2010: running getting a bit better over the last five days or so but quite honestly, the walk up the hill at the end of it is good for the leg muscles! If I do not get out in the morning before breakfast, it has to be a four mile cycle later in the day! I am opting to walk rather than take the car - good for everyone!
Ian, my long-suffering husband, has got my bike out of the shed and this allows exercise even when not actually out for a run.
Well, approaching the end of July and whilst my leg and muscles are stronger the knees are not doing so well - particularly my left knee. Just as well that our new acquisition of Barley the 8 month old labrador puppy (puppy???) means I walk right now and avoid running too much to allow my knee to improve. I have lost some weight, which is good, and this allows me better movement in my legs.
August - left knee has caused some problems BUT I am still moving! Not fast, but getting there. Cannot believe there is only 3 weeks left - how can that be???
Early September - will I make it through?????
Thinking of Mum.
7th September 2010
Got my number 54377 - watch me drag myself through it all....
Need more donations to reach my target - PLEASE!!!!!!
3miles - now for breakfast tea. Mum would have liked the tea!
18th September 2010.
I start in Zone K right at the back......
Scared that I will not make it through the whole 13.1 miles........
Monday 20th September 2010
I DID IT!!!!! 3.5 HOURS - LONG TIME 11.15-14.45 BUT I AM UNFIT!!!!!
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED ME - IT IS SO APPRECIATED!