1) Put down your woolly wool,crochet hooks and needles. <we have done risk assessment> 2) Find your trainers, these are sort of soft bouncy shoe-things that go on your feet. 3) Find something loose and comfortable to wear, and no we don't mean a caftan. 4) Open front door and go outside 5) Put one foot in front of the other with speed and determination!
YOU are RUNNING!!
If you haven't seen Phase 2 of our Little Hugs, the thread is HERE. We launched this phase as a tribute to beautiful Billie, our lovely MrsDeVere's daughter, who devastatingly died at 14 from leukaemia. We launched this at the time of her 21st birthday and we call the project Billie's Blankets in her memory. In her name, and through World Child Cancer, we will send little blankets to children, starting with Malawi and Bangladesh, who really need a Woolly Hug and to feel loved and looked after.
Alongside Billie's Blankets, we are very keen to send a donation to World Child Cancer, as money is scarce, they really have so little. One of the ways we will do this is by running! <faints> In May a Woolly Hugs' team will be running the BUPA London 10k, and we are now looking for runners to enter 5K runs throughout the country.
There are already runners committed to running (BIWI, TantrumsandBalloons,me) in London at Crystal Palace on October 13th, and lovely Fizzy and PrettyBird are running in the Glasgow event on July 27th. We would love folk to join with us, or run at a different venue! There is no minimum age and children can be entered, my daughter is running with me, I say with, she will shoot off like a gazelle and I will lumber along. Happily the website says they love fancy dress <*Knotty*, this is time to contemplate something spectacular>
Because World Child Cancer isn't a nominated charity we/they ask that you let them know independently. To take pressure off individuals, and to make this a real woolly community effort we recommend that you use our Woolly Hugs Just Giving page for fundraising. Anything you raise will be marvellous, really, and we will all be able to see how much we can raise together.
So please have a think, if you are interested, we would recommend entering soon to avoid disappointment. Let us know when you have entered so we can cheer you on, and please use this thread for support, and general running things <hazy> Couch to 5K apps and playlists for running spring to mind.
The children that WCC support need all the love and comfort possible. So please, in memory of a sparkling young girl who always thought of others, we'd love you to help us help them.
I was about to say "You're waterproof" but I can see prettybird has beaten me to it.
I went out a couple of weeks ago and according to the car thermometer, it was minus 2 when I started! I was aiming for the fluffy bits of snow as they were less slippy. You soon warm up when you're moving.
Bless him, he is very enthusiastic about me doing this.
He keeps saying "5k is nothing mum, I run that all the time"
Yes ds1 but you are 13. And play football 4 times a week. And go to the gym and swim. I am 35. And knackered. I'm knackered just looking at the schedule. Just the thought of it. God only knows what I will be like when I actually start.