I have wanted to whoop and squee in the run up to this, but I am SO proud of my little sister! She rocks!
Why does she rock?
Not long after I started Couch to 5k, so did P. She successfully completed it, and, unlike me, stuck with it. She then ran a sub-30 minute 5k not too long after completing c25K. I won’t lie – I am completely envious of her speed.
After a bit of an injury where a trail run somewhat damaged her knees (but not her running spirit), once the scabs had healed, she headed back out again.
Then came a suggested post on facebook for Run Highclere in aid of Parkinsons UK. Highclere Castle, for those (like myself) that don’t know, is where Downton Abbey is filmed. She had just finished a challenge of doing a month of no snacking, and wanted a new challenge, so she signed up, set up her Just Giving page and got training.
Today was scheduled to be the day, but sadly P was informed that because of the adverse weather conditions, the ground was not suitable to run on. Very disappointing, but it can’t be helped. Not to be put off, and not to let down the people who had kindly donated, P went out for her 10k run as planned today, and recorded an amazing 1 hour 11 minute début! I am so chuffed for her, not only for her time, but also for raising the money that she has (over £100)! She’s also said that if and when Run Highclere is rescheduled, she’s going to run it and try to beat her time for today! Fantastic!
So I’m all “beam, beam, beam, proud, proud, proud”!
Now P… PLEASE go and buy some proper running shoes!! 🙂
(And apologies – this feeble post really doesn’t get across just how proud I am!)