On the left is JCR (me) on the right, super runner Razouski who joined me today in St James’s Park to run my final 5km to meet my target 2018kms in 2018.
Virtually running with me - well really running with me, but just not in London were (to my knowledge):-
What can I say about the day? Starting off with butterflies in my stomach, because I wanted my run to go well and of course it did, I was with my running buddy Razouski (sorry Gill it won’t let me tag you twice). Mummycav had changed a hair appointment to make sure she ran with me, and other running friends changed their days to do a ‘support run’ too. The run was fab, Gill was fab, Mr JCR was fab, the weather mainly fab - cold but blue skies, and the after run bubbles were fab too, but the most fab thing is I’ve met my target for raising the £2018 for Alzheimers Research, in fact with the generosity of friends here and in my other life, and family it’s been exceeded.
It seemed a momentous day and it was a lovely, lovely run. I can’t tell you how overwhelmed I’ve been by the support for my run throughout the year, with support, encouragement and donations. I have a big thank you list for all my C25K buddies. I can remember ‘coming out’ with my intention to do the run and to finish on Christmas Eve, and it was Realfoodieclub who said she never doubted, I’d do it.
Her faith hasn’t been misplaced although in truth I may have misplaced mine from time to time.
A proper and full thank you post will follow. But I just wanted to say on Christmas Eve that you often don’t realise who your friends are, until you face a challenge. And I’m both proud and delighted to be a tiny cog in this wonderful, wonderful friendly place.
Thank you my running friends, and a Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year.