My blog has been neglected, my sewing machine has been motionless & not a piece of fabric has been cut over the last month. Every bit of spare time has been dedicated to making myself go for a run. Many people have said I would start to find it addictive….I’m still waiting for that feeling but it’s all been for a good cause.
So after months of training last weekend Mr B & myself travelled to Amsterdam to run the Mizuno Halve Marathon. Not something I ever thought I would do & it didn’t really feel real until we were at the start line. Too late to back out then.
It was a cold, damp, misty day but once we started the atmosphere was far from chilly. We ran in aid of Cancer Research UK & it was a real motivation when a couple fellow runners, who were cancer survivors, ran along side to thank us & cheer us on.
Having felt the effect cancer has had on family members, friends & clients it’s a charity close to our hearts.
I was glad we picked Amsterdam for our 1st race of that distance, not only because it was almost completely flat but because it all came to an end in the Olympic stadium. The last few kilometres had been hard work but running around the track to cross the line surrounded by supporters helped spur us on.
The hard work done we could relax & enjoy the rest of the trip. A spot of sightseeing; a gentle stroll along the quiet canals (with our aching limbs a gentle stroll was about all we could manage!), tram rides through the hectic centre and a spot of liquid refreshment at the Heineken Experence…. for medicinal purposes of course.