Come and join the Pink Army with me…well…those of you with lady parts can join me!
Those of you with man bits can send me positive vibes – and maybe come and hose us down afterwards!
You are aware of how miffed I am about having to postpone my cycling event. You have been so flipping supportive of me having to do this – even though I am beating myself up a bit (okay, a lot!) about it…so I decided to stop doing my ‘poor me’ pouting and man up.
Enter Race for Life.
I was contacted about being an official Race for Life supporter and was so honoured to be asked. Basically, I get to help raise awareness and spread the word about these events…whilst having a good giggle along the way – with serious undertones of course…
We all know someone that has been touched by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer Research UK, are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. They want to create more tomorrows for more people and are determined to keep pushing forward to beat cancer sooner.
They receive no Government funding for their research so need your support through events like Race for Life to help continue their groundbreaking work and help more people survive cancer.
Did you know that 80p in every pound you raise goes directly towards their work to beat cancer? Here are some examples of the money you raise in sponsorship – big or small – can help them become cancer’s worst nightmare:
£8 kits out their scientists with a lab timer, helping them to find out what makes a cancer cell tick.
£20 buys a lab coat, box of gloves and goggles. Not only geek chic, but vital items to help their scientists carry out life-saving research.
£70 pays for a Bunsen burner to help ignite groundbreaking research on a daily basis.
£180 pays for one day of a trial to discover faster diagnosis and new therapies to treat brain cancer.
£300 buys a hotplate to warm special solutions, turning up the temperature on groundbreaking research.
£450 pays for one day of a trial to diagnose prostate cancer earlier and more efficiently.
If you want to find out more about the fantastic work they are doing, visit cruk.org.
I want you to walk and waddle this course with me. Seriously! I want a crew of people who haven’t really done this kind of thing before…or just a lovely bunch of people happy to mooch around, not too competitive, who will help each other along.
Now be warned. I swear. A fair bit…when I exercise. I don’t swear much normally but when I am exercising I swear – so I want proper hardcore Pink Army people who don’t mind an f-bomb or two!
If you’re going to get all competitive and be racing along at a serious pace then enter the race yourself and give me a wave as you pass me by. But if you fancy joining my crew then get in touch – I have a special code if you want to join me – so email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me via Facebook and we can get a group set up.
I am hoping to have a little BBQ at my stables after the event…or lunch at a pub together (the pub near my stables are used to muddy lasses heading in there!) – so we can enjoy the exercise and then refuel afterwards!
Here’s a bit about the event…
Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event. It is a 5k muddy obstacle course where women of any ability can climb, jog and walk all over cancer.
5k is just over three miles and is achievable for all ages and abilities so you can take part however you wish to join the fight against cancer.
Want to run? You can. Prefer to walk? You can do that too. Fancy dancing the whole way round? Go for it! Fancy waddling around it with WLB…do that!
I want to have a go at every single obstacle – Race for Life say that this is your way to show cancer you mean business. Of course if you really can’t do it, their Pretty Muddy® marshals will help you skip on to the next one. Here are some photo’s from last years events…I think it looks like flipping fantastic fun…
There’s even a training plan that you can download – you’ve got plenty of time to get training!
It’s important to know that there are no showers at these events…or lockers. So bring a change of clothes or something to wipe yourself down with – and a cover for your car so you don’t get it filthy…or get a lift with me in Freddie Freelander as he is a mucky car anyway!
In fact, if we have that little BBQ at my stables post-race, I have a hose pipe and a shower at the stables – but you’ll have to clean off in natural surroundings!
That’s it for now. Let me know if you want to join me! I will keep reminding you about this…a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have been able to contemplate this kind of event. I still weight 25st and am giving it a go…so join me – get something booked in your diary to work towards!
On that note, I am heading off to watch a few episodes of The Good Wife…I am hooked!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
P.S. Apologies for the formatting in this post…I have changed iPads and it’s all buggered up a bit – I am a technological numpty and can’t work out how to sort…so, as is the general theme of my life, don’t focus on what it looks like – just focus on the fun in the words!