Now that Mom has finished the challenges she set herself I have taken over her blog to post a congratulatory message to her.
When Mom started running and then was finding it difficult to keep going during the dark and wet winter months, I brought her the gym membership for Christmas, so she didn’t have the excuse to stop the exercising… I don’t think I needed to worry!
She has been a beast from the moment she set her mind to it, initially everyone thought she was a little bonkers, as the list of events went from one, the Birmingham 10k, to three including a triathlon and finishing with a 10 mile run and all in the space of 5 months!
I do not actually ever remember volunteering to do the events with her, but have ended up doing them all. Each challenge has been undertaken with an enthusiasm and commitment that has been amazing and I have been very proud to run next to her and do what I could to encourage her on her way round. I found myself going from someone who thought he better run with his phone in case we needed an ambulance, to a personal trainer pushing her to go a little faster or to keep going for that extra kilometer to beat her PB!!
I has been a great summer and we have enjoyed great weather on every leg of the challenge.
Maybe next year we can meet up for a coffee rather than a massive run, after all we have a combined age of 116!!
Mom is passionate about supporting the ACT and is delighted with everyone’s’ generous support that has seen her raise nearly £2000 with Gift Aid. Thank you all and she would be delighted if you continued to check in on their website to she the work they continue to do.