As the banner says, I did it! I managed to finish in just under an hour – awaiting the official result but by my watch it was 58.40 (7.11 mins per km – a PB!). Very happy with that given I did next to no training for the last two weeks leading up to today.
What an amazing experience it was too. It was incredibly empowering to be a part of something so strong and so vibrant and humbling to read all the tribute cards. It’s easy to forget as we go about our busy lives that cancer could affect any of us at any time. It is our obligation to support those affected where we can and, when given the chance, to pull together to find a way to beat this terrible disease.
Huge respect and congratulations to everyone who took part today and of course massive thanks from me to everyone who supported me, financially, emotionally, physically. Most of all my four amazing boys.
Some photos from my day.
With the boys at the starting line.
My smile belies my dreadful nerves.
Very happy to see Hannah
Almost there (running so fast Andrew could hardly get me in shot!)
Across the line!
Clashing with my t-shirt!
Celebrating with the Kelly family.
Doing it for Darcy.
The journey home. We never tire of travelling to and from the city on the ferry, it still feels like an adventure.
First stop The Source – loving BJ’s creative coffee labelling!
First drink in a month, cheers!
A lovely lunch at Bathers, our ‘go to’ place for occasions with the boys. Such a treat! (And yes, I’m still wearing the medal – the boys and I have taken it in turns all day!)
Darcy is doing really well at home with his family before immunotherapy treatment 4 out of five begins later this week. It looks like they have had a great Mother’s Day too, and so so deserved. http://www.facebook.com/DoingItForDarcyNz?fref=ts
I am still blown away by your generosity, thank you. In case you were waiting for me to actually do it….https://www.youcaring.com/other/doing-it-for-darcy/54263