Running for their lives…

“Breast cancer will affect one in every twelve women in Ireland today” ~ Breast Cancer Ireland Website

Last year I had no problem with my fitness programme. I was getting married and had plenty of motivation to drive my goals. I achieved all my fitness goals without problem, and needless to say, also lost the obligatory 2-3 kilos on the day itself (I still haven’t figured out how or why that happens to brides, but I was very grateful for it!)

Roll on 6 months, I was still attending the gym after returning home from Honeymoon. But I noticed the lust, the drive was not there. I gave up the gym, as it was taking
3 hours door-to-door, too long in my busy life!!

Then I decided to go back walking. 1 hour door-to-door. That’s all very fine, as I live in rural Ireland, and really enjoy the birds and other wildlife, the quietness (unless it’s school-time) and the fresh air. I got bored of walking far enough for it to count. So I decided to run – same result (except for massive calf muscles) and it didn’t take as long. RESULT!!

It was the perfect solution!! Off I went and started running 1 min, walking 1.5 mins and built up my strength and fitness. Again all very well, but there was little motivation there, other than the obvious health benefits of exercise and fresh air. I needed a goal, a target, ultimate motivation.

So I decided the best course of action was to declare it to the world, and raise much needed funds for charity, in the form of Breast Cancer Ireland. And so it goes… I set up a charity page here and declared myself to all who would listen!!

I am amazed at the support that is coming in from people I casually met on twitter or at Open Coffee. The Irish are well known for coming up trumps when financial support is called for, and my small world of fund-raising is no different.

Thanks to all who donated so far, it’s never to late to run for charity, have a coffee morning or a table quiz. My page is open for your secure donation now –

Wishing you health, happiness and lots of humour 🙂

Thanks so much, Elaine

One thought on “Running for their lives…

  • September 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Sometimes it’s hard for people to stay motivated, and they get complacent…hard to believe, even for business owners who, when they started out, wanted their business to be the best business in whatever industry the business is in.

    There should be motivation daily in everything…otherwise, what’s the point in anyone doing anything at all? There is always a motivation for something.

    Great blog 🙂

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