Friday, June 19, 2009

Race for Life

On Thursday 18th June 2009 I did something I've never done before. I ran 5km without stopping.
This is something I couldn't of dreamed of this time last year when I was nearly 4 stone heavier. Thanks to Weight Watchers and some determination I did it and I am very, very proud of myself.
Race for Life 18th June 2009
I am also very very proud of the other ladies in Wolverhampton (and those all across the country) who have taken part in the Race for Life. I was near enough prepared for the running.
I was not prepared for the emotion of the evening and the heartwrenching messages written on almost everyone's backs. I was holding back the tears for much of the evening. I spent quite a lot of the run behind a lady who had the names and pictures of two of her friends on her back who had not made it... and then underneath was written "and me".

So, if you can spare any money at all. Please sponsor me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's so cool Roo! It is really emotional running the race for life, especially the first time when you aren't prepared for all the messages. But you feel so amazing when you finish you want to cry then too! Kerry X

tea and cake said...

Well done, you! I know what you mean about the emotional messages - last year, when I did it, my auntie had just lost her fight, and I found it overwhelming.
I am soo impressed with all your weight loss, and your shawl as well! Busy woman!

Flossie said...

Roo, you're an inspiration. Amazing. Running a 5km race is something I can only dream of. Maybe I can make it happen, but I need to find some determination. Congratulations! And you look fantastic too! x

Aknita said...

Well done you :-)

You look fab btw.

picperfic said...

Oh Ruth...you have worked so hard! Well done you...those messages are awe inspiring...

Linda said...

Well done and thank you for running the race for everyone who is affected. WW is fab isn't it? I am 3 lbs off goal now!

clarabelle said...

Just donated, Ruth, well done, girl! My husband survived non-Hodgkins Lymphoma about 20 years ago, so I always like to support cancer research charities.

Secret Sheep said...

Well done Ruth.
We were just happy that we managed to walk it!!
Elizabeth