So I did it and I’m alive to tell the tale! First thing first, when you have to wake up at 7 on a Sunday morning to run your brain is very confused. It took me a while to wake up but luckily everything was laid out ready and our boobs were already blown up!
Pre race vibes
So that was us pre-race, all smiles raring to go. The walk to where the run started was amusing, we had a few people staring at us but we had boobs on our back so I guess that was a given.
Everything was organised pretty well and the run for us started quite promptly. We got to run around York centre which was really nice and well a very different way to see the city. We got to run alongside the river and past the Minster which was pretty impressive.
Just after we hit 6k I started to feel it in my left knee but refusing to stop I kept pushing through. It doesn’t matter how slow you go aslong as you don’t stop! Hitting the 8k mark was amazing we could hear the music and we knew we were close. My knee however had other ideas and wanted to give way. I was not letting this stop me though as I’d got this far. Passing the finish line in 1 hour 22 minutes was an amazing feeling!! The adrenalin going through my body was just racing.
Post race vibes
As you can see the boobs were absolutely shattered and we needed a nap! As a team we managed to raise £450 for Coppafeel! Which is brilliant! I am so proud to have been able to do this alongside my fellow Boobette Hannah and her sister Sally.
But flushed but still smiling!!
So that’s it for my update on York 10k. Have you done anything to push you & your limits? Let me know in the comments!
Bye for now
Well this morning I received an email telling me I have 6 weeks until the Great North Run and next week is York 10k. I haven’t done a charity/competitive run for quite sometime so nerves are definitely making a feature.
I do an occasional run around my local park which is 5k all in, apart from that I have a love/hate relationship with cardio. At the gym, I do weight training which I absolutely love and I do hot yoga to aid flexibility and strength. I’ve started upping my training during warm up at the gym by doing longer times on the treadmill but I’m going to start road running/park running this week. (If you see someone running like she has no clue be sure to say hi). All joking a side though, as much as I am dreading it, I cannot wait to push through my current boundaries and hopefully raise more money for the charities which are close to my heart.
I will keep updating you all on my progress and how the big days go! Have you ever done something and felt less than prepared? Have you got any tips you can give? Let me know in the comments below!
Bye for now
So those who know me know how much I love my home comforts and everything like that. They also know how clumsy I am which is definitely a highlight for them. As I mentioned in my previous post I wanted to do more for charity this year after what I’d done last year. I’m once again pushing through my comfort zone to do something out of my normal everyday again.
After conquering the Great Wall of China I am now doing a few smaller events for Coppafeel!. On the 7th August I am running the York 10k with a giant boob on my back. I am doing this with one of my fellow Boobettes and China trekker Hannah. Then i’m running the Great North Run. Running is probably an exaggeration of what I will be doing and I’m just hoping to cross the finish line in one piece. I will be running this with my friend Gabby (You can read here why she is determined to run it). Finally for the moment that is, I am climbing Ben Nevis the weekend after the GNR, if i survive this one it will be a miracle and half!! This is alongside some of my amazing team China people who I cannot wait to see! On The Great Wall of China
So once again I’m doing something out of my norm, I hate cardio and try to avoid it at all costs at the gym but you have to break through your comfort zones in order to move forward! Are you doing anything out of the normal? Do you want to do something but are scared to do it? Let me know in the comments below!!
Bye for now!