I really enjoyed doing my first ever Race for Life. I've had a really painful ankle for the last fortnight and haven't been able to run which was totally spoiling the anticipation of this run. Thanks to some very motivating people on this forum I had taken all my courage and signed up to do this. I decided it would be fine to walk if it came to it but I wrapped my ankle in a support and took a couple of painkillers then joined my daughter and some friends' daughters and joined in the fun warm up. My ankle seemed to be holding up so I set up the C25K extra podcast (the one with Laura as a man!) and joined the joggers. Lots of bottle necking for the first while due to narrow places and joggers who decided to be walkers within a few yards of the start line. The weather was perfect, sunshine and breezes. I had to walk for about 200yds up a hilly part near the end but still completed in 34.5 minutes, a personal best for me. I already want to do it again without the painful ankle. I've totally amazed myself. It is amazing the difference 6 months can make. If you are hesitating in making a decision to do this, stop, just do it, walk jog or run it is for such a good cause. My husband was at the finishing line waiting for me, only three years ago there was a few times when I thought that would not be the case.
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