It actually hurt getting up at 5.30am on Saturday morning. But we had arranged to meet everyone from Pete’s business in Witney where the coach would pick us up at 7am.
It was extremely early to be going to the Colour Run in Birmingham but we wanted to ensure that we would be one of the first ones there so we wouldn’t be held up in the huge numbers of people running.
We were actually the first people there! Haha! Right on the starting line, there we all were. We had such great banter all day and mostly stuck together throughout the race. It is no secret that i am rubbish at running at even a 5k race was too much for me! I walked a few times but I still cracked through it in about 40 minutes. It was such fun having powder paint thrown all over you. We all looked a state but had so much fun. After the race there was a mini festival where we all danced and threw paint over each other. We were like a bunch of big kids.
All the while I thought of Leanne….
Donations have been coming in and we would like to thank everyone that has donated so far… We are creeping up to the £20,000 mark. It has been steadily going up over the past two years and we aim to keep going. It all helps, we hope.
I have to admit I haven’t been able to walk properly since the run. Despite exercising daily these muscles are crying out, ‘what have you one?’ Pete thinks it might be time to take up running…Gulp.
The rest of the weekend I felt under par. I had the feeling I was coming down with a cold. You know that sore feeling in the throat and the twitchy feeling in the nose. I must have felt poorly as I left my friends birthday bash early to get home to bed. Even when I woke yesterday Pete said I think you better have an afternoon nap. I looked in the mirror and the state of my under eye bags, i had to agree with hm. He tried to snuffle me up with rugs on the sofa but I just wasn’t having it. I had FOMO; Fear Of Missing Out. Whilst Pete mowed the lawn I wanted to do something too.
I had a lovely weekend and I have to say I feel a lot better. The cold hasn’t taken hold (I’m a poet and I don’t know it! Haha!) and I’m back working today and feeling great.
My vaccination site on my arm erupted quite a bit over the weekend, but at the moment seems to be ok. I am sure it be oozing by tomorrow.
Tomorrow I am back to St George’s for my next round of interleukin 2 injections; round five. I’m not overly looking forward to going through that again but needs must.
Here are some pictures of the Colour Run…
I am so very grateful for the guys taking time out of their weekend to support such great causes and for us. I’m very touched.