Well I've finally got back to running again and am so determined to run this race. This time last year I tore some cartilage and my doctor and physiotherapist both said No Running Ever Again!!
I have tried to run since but after about 5 minutes I get a bad pain down the outside of my lower left leg and end up limping home. :(
So I even surprised when I entered the Wolf Run. Its a gruelling 10km obstacle course through thick mud. I think there's some swimming involved too but I admit I'm too scared to look at the website and find out details of the course. The pictures I've seen, like the one above are bad enough!
My training so far has consisted of me and Davina's DVD in the bedroom and recently I went to the running shop and was filmed on a treadmill to ensure I had the right trainers. I've been out 4 times on the road now but it has hurt a bit so I'm going steady.
So, why am I doing this (apart from to prove to myself that I'm not ready for a zimmer frame yet).
I wrote before about the number of children that we have waiting for sponsors to enable them to go to school. I noticed that many of them had the same surname and discovered that they had the same 2 fathers both of which had been trampled by elephants. The two men left 9 widows with a total of 51 children between them.
Our aim is to purchase a Posho Mill. This will give our widows an income to enable them to support their families, helping them to pay school fees and saving them from exploiting themselves in prostitution. The mill will operate at the local market on Saturdays and Wednesdays and the women have drawn up a rota giving each one a chance to work the mill in pairs.
Some of this money has already been raised through the generosity of St James church Fletchamstead and from the proceeds of the ceilidh and curry night which was very successful.
Thanks go especially to Geoff (Dad) for calling the dances and to Jonathan and Beth for cooking the curry.
We also have the ongoing cost of paying Rhodah's teaching salary at Mosiro Primary, so fund raising must be an ongoing effort.
You can sponsor me by clicking on the button below which will take you directly to my virgin giving page.