So this time next week will be the eve of my race for life! I am looking forward to it so much and this week I will be preparing my back plate. I need to think hard about what I am going to say on it, there is so many words I could say but it needs to be to the point and also show my love and pride in Richard and what he has come through.
I have chosen the photo I want to use.
I had contemplated using the picture of us as a family taken by the local paper
Funnily enough it is also fathers day the day of my race which i find really symbolic. Rich is a brilliant dad and the kids love him to bits so running for their dad will keep me going!
The down side to all this at the moment it my left foot. I have tried to run twice this month and both times my left foot and ankle have been agony. I have been to see the chiropractor to try and get it sorted out and she did help and I was pain free for a week but as soon as i tried to run on it again, my ankle gave way and its really painful again. So what to do? Well one thing I will do is finish the race, that I know. In what state I will finish it is a different matter. I have trained long and hard for this and there is no way ill pull out now. I have decided to join the running crowd and see what happens.
I am looking forward to it very much, the atmosphere on the day is always electric and its so emotional reading everyones stories as you go round the course. Sometimes I wish there was more I could do, and this I will give some serious thought to in the coming months, but for now I will run(?) with pride, love and humility for the man who I love beyond words, for the strength, courage and determination he has shown and for the future, our future as a family.
(Ill also being having a last minute push for sponsorships so if you have a £1 or 2 to spare, please pop along to my page www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/allyrunsforrich)
Wish me luck!!