Those of you that know me personally will know I am not the most athletic of people... once upon a time, I used to be fitter. I danced 3 times a week, and enjoyed sports (I was never 'good' at sports, far from it, but I always enjoyed them). But then I got a bit poorly and it all went a bit downhill from there really...

Despite this, in 2008 I ran Race for Life with my friend Claire, and it was so much fun, not to mention having the benefit of raising money for a great cause...

Claire and I took it all very seriously...

...but then once it was over, I stopped exercising again, my health went up and down, and then I fell pregnant and, well, regular readers of this blog will know how poorly I got and how much I struggled with that...

I am still at physio every few weeks (16 months after Sconchlet was born) and my health is still very much up and down. My body is broken. And yet, well, I am once again running Race for Life. And not just me, but a group of us. Some lovely ladies made up of other business owners on this little estate, as well as some of my lovely customers, are all running together! On the 6th July we shall be running round Hylands Park in Chelsmord - hopefully in the sunshine!

I have been told I am being stupid, and that I am being stubborn. But stubborness has got me through a lot of things. Stubborness gets me through the tough times with this company, when everyone has said to give up and told me I would fail, and I am still going with that...

So this morning at 7am I went swimming! Only 6 lengths mind, and they were tough. But next week will see me stepping into a gym for the first time since 2008... and in less than 2 months I WILL be doing the 5k, whether that is me walking, jogging, running or dare I say it...crawling.

I am not just doing this for the great cause, but for myself. My body needs to be healthier to improve. And whilst it will be a careful juggling act, I want to try. I think it will also be good for me mentally.

And maybe this time, I won't go back to the comfy couch as soon as it is over!


Imagine if every one of my Facebook likers sponsored us £1 - that would be over £3000!!

If you would like to sponsor us, we have a Just Giving page which you can seeHERE.

You can also text the amount you want to donate, along with the code GTON55 to 70070. So for example:

GTON55 £5 and send that to 70070.

 

So now I have a goal of mastering knitting (more on that next time!) AND getting fit. This will be a doddle, right?!

Sam x