This time last year, Amy ran a 10km race. I say ran, she hobbled around the course in 1 hour 25 minutes and a 70 year old lady had to run with her to encourage her. It was embarrassing. If you want to see exactly how embarrassing it was, she helpfully did a video diary of it to preserve the embarrassment for ever more - https://youtu.be/976QGxQc0fg
So it makes perfect sense that with only three weeks to train she'd sign up to another race, right?
This is different, though. Firstly, she's going to be running with the gorgeous and glorious Ashley Fryer. Secondly, this is a new challenge set by the NSPCC where you see how far you can run in 60 minutes.
Amy currently has the fitness level of a donut and the running prowess of a jellyfish in a wheelbarrow. Ashley casually runs half marathons and is basically a gazelle with long eyelashes and a blonde wig. We are both running this the day after the wedding of a dear friend, and it's likely that Amy will trip over and have scabs all over her face for Ashley's wedding two weeks later. So many things could go wrong.
The only good thing that could possibly come out of this is that it'll raise some money for the amazing work that the NSPCC and ChildLine does. A child contacts ChildLine every 25 seconds for concerns ranging from bullying to feeling bad about their body to serious abuse. If we can raise £150, that's enough to pay for six hours of counselling. That's amazing work, and definitely worth us becoming a hot, achey, sweaty mess for.
Please donate. You'll be changing a child's life.
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