Wow, what a week! There's a lot of negative people in this world, but if training for this run has taught me anything, it's that there's a lot of positive, generous people as well, and I have the pleasure of knowing so many.
As I said in last week's update, myself and Bridie signed up on Thursday afternoon. Our close friend Abi joined on Friday and completed her sign up - she too is running for The Stroke Association! We're going to be the purple ladies haha!
On Friday I set my just giving page up and it went crazy. Myself, Mum and Dad shared it on our facebook pages and people have been so generous. I went to sleep on Friday night having already raised £90. I woke up, and less then 24 hours after setting up my page, I'd passed £100. I'm astounded by people's generosity.
It's made me more determined to keep fundraising and keep running. So I got up on Saturday morning and went for a run - only a short distance this time, I went just short of one mile, but I ran it all. Without stopping which I think is the first time I haven't stopped or walked.
I then went running on Tuesday morning, but I woke up with really bad stomach cramps and considering light exercise apparently helps I thought I'd give a slow one mile jog a go. Exercise does not help. I repeat - exercise does not help. I basically had to crawl around the second half of my planned jog. Tuesday was a fail.
I had hospital appointments on Thursday morning so my plan was to run on Wednesday morning but I felt so rubbish still I ditched that plan and had a very lazy day. Just what a girl needs!
So to be honest this week has been a massive fail, but I've been to the Doctors and I'm feeling much better than I was so I shall be ready to get back on it next week!
Also, I'm looking to buy some more running gear - anyone recommend any affordable brands or places to get some from?
My JustGiving Page - here
Fitness Friday Week One - here
Fitness Friday Week Two - here