I had signed myself & my partner up for it months before and we weren’t going to let what had happened recently stop us! I was determined! We both were!
We had said from the start that we wouldn’t be running it, instead we were going to walk the 5k.Whilst we were away in Somerset we did literally walk for miles so the distance didn’t seem much of a challenge even though I was a lot slower than I used to be, my pace now suited my partner!
Making sure we had comfy clothes on and even more importantly the correct footwear, we made our way to the race!
We had agreed to meet the other ladies there and hoped we would find them in the crowd!
I hadn’t anticipated the amount of people who would be there and I found it quite daunting to be honest. Heart pounding we started to scout the field for my work colleagues.
The next pistol was fired again for those that were jogging to start.
Finally the last pistol was fired and all the walkers made their way around the 5k course which is just over 3 miles.
Nothing compared to the walks in Somerset! That’s what I kept telling myself anyway! It would be a breeze, just a casual walk in the park!
It was great to see helpers at different points of the race handing out drinks which was a welcomed sight as we were out of water!
I felt so proud of us both!
I couldn’t help but think, how can I possibly have MS! I just walked 3k!