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Post  Shona on Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:55 pm

On Sunday i shall be participating in the 5k Race for Life in Loughborough. I signed up for it in April and have been training for it since then with 3 gym sessions a week. Being over weight and really unfit with little exercise for many years and suddenly eager to push myself, i was unfortunate enough to develop shin splints (and blisters after yesterdays session oops) as a result i probably wont able to run it, but i have been practising hard on the treadmill. This week will be spent doing 5k on the treadmill, trying to get my time down. Have so far managed to raise 59.
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Post  Clare on Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:05 pm

That's really good (apart from the injuries) and I wish you the best of luck for the weekend cheers

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Post  Nick on Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:16 pm

Hi Shona,

I'll sponser you!

Send me details of how to...private message will do if you like and I'll pop a cheque in the post.....good for you for doing it !

Shin splints..<groan> should have talked to me in my professional capacity Smile

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Re: Race for life, cancer research

Post  Shona on Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:25 pm

Claire thanks for the encouragement, I wish i could run/jog it like i initially set out, but in the end im just pleased that at the very least i can walk it.
Nick thank you very much. You can sponsor online (very secure) http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/shonalawrence and will pm you my personal details if you'd rather send the cheque Very Happy

I suffered with shin splints several years ago, partly due to my weight and ill fitting shoes, and trying to walk up very steep hills quickly, unfortunately i didnt realise what was happening at the time. Wish i had known to be more careful this time round. At least i have good supportive shoes now though Wink
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Post  Clare on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:17 am

Our local Race for Life is on the 20th - The girls from the College have been flashing their sponsor forms around Rolling Eyes

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Post  Nick on Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:31 pm

Hi Shona,

Sorry forgot to put cheque in post so have made a donation via the web link Smile

Hope you get the rest of your target.

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Post  Imogen on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:07 pm

Shona
I have donated too :-)

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Re: Race for life, cancer research

Post  Shona on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:08 pm

Well i made it across the finish line without passing out or being carried.
By 2k i had a new blister on my little toe Sad (right foot again), but i managed to find the strength to update my facebook status to let everyone know how i was doing.
I missed the 3k marker, and was beginning to feel a little down that i was taking so long when suddenly the 4k marker popped up and i realised i was almost home. Managed to finish with a burst of speed and gained a time of 56:11 minutes, which im incredibly pleased with. Total raised so far is 76. No sign of the dreaded shin splints today, but i didnt run very far really.

Glutton for punishment i have signed up for next year Very Happy

Nick thank you very much for your kind donation, i had the pleasure of seeing that last night before going to bed. I still have a sponsor form to collect back from my dad (cheekily sent him to work with one) so i dont know if i have made my target yet or not, but every penny raised helps.

Imogen than you very much for your donation. The support means a lot to me xx
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Post  Imogen on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:09 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really really well done... xx

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Post  Nick on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:15 pm

cheers bounce rabbit Very Happy drunken

Well done you !!!

Tell you what if you are still short of your target I'll top it up to it...!

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Re: Race for life, cancer research

Post  Shona on Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:51 pm

Nick its a very very kind offer, but there really isn't any need for you to do that.

Going to take myself off and soak in the bath before heading off to bed for some much needed sleep. Dont remember the last time i felt this tired lol. At least its a good tired.
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Post  Nick on Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:08 pm

Yes a very well deserved tiredness.

No problem re top up....it's good to see a target reached and it is for a very very good cause.... I know too mnay people who have been affected by it Sad

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Re: Race for life, cancer research

Post  Clare on Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:20 pm

I said it "over there", but I'll say it again here......Well done you !!!!!!! Very Happy


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Re: Race for life, cancer research

Post  Shona on Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Still completely pooped. Think i might need a week in bed to get over it, but incredibly proud of myself for doing it. Have contacted Cancer Research UK to ask about the possibility of arranging an event in my home town next year since i know so many people who would participate if the event was a bit more local... Just have to wait for them to get back to me. Regardless of the location, i SHALL be running next year, i imagine with a year to prepare i should be fit enough to make it all the way round.

This is something i have been considering doing since i was pregnant with my now (almost) 6 year old when my mother inlaw was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Thankfully hers was caught in the early stages and with surgery managed to avoid chemo. She is currently free from cancer. I have been fortunate that i haven't lost anyone to cancer, and i want to ensure my kids dont have to suffer that pain either.
So i thank you all again for your support. It means a lot.


Now i just have to decide on my next fund-raiser... I haven't decided if it will be "walk the extra mile" or "care for a cuppa" for diabetes UK. Decisions, decisions.
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Post  Imogen on Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:47 pm

Shona, did you make your 100? Smile

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Post  Nick on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:50 pm

I see you have got to 96 so far. Offer still goes if you like...I'll make it up to yr target Shona

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Re: Race for life, cancer research

Post  Shona on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:28 pm

Thanks Nick, but its really Ok. Dave hasn't sponsored me yet so just as soon as we get a "rich week" im gonna top the amount up myself. The giving page can take donations up until the middle of August, so i still have time to gather some more. Smile
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Post  Nick on Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:09 am

Brilliant. Well done Shona Smile

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