There are so many running events to choose from. So many races not enough weekends. There is one that has recently caught my attention. The Sussan Women’s Fun Run. It’s the first weekend of December in Melbourne Victoria. The Fun Run is over various distances – 5km, 10km and half marathon. I’d like to do the half!
The course is just fantastic. Runners will go around the beautiful St Kilda beach precinct – it looks magic!
Women’s only events are not my favourite events. I get that they raise funds for breast cancer research but men can be just as affected by breast cancer as women. And by affected I mean through the pain and hurt of seeing someone they love suffer and all too often losing that someone to this cruel disease. I say let the blokes run too 🙂 AND you have to love a hairy bloke in a pink running top and tutu!
The event is the weekend after my 50th Birthday Weekend in Melbourne so I’m not likely to go back for the following weekend. I decided that this wasn’t the year for it. Another year though, I’ll be there.
But then Blondie Daughter #1, the lovely Isabelle sent me a text to tell me that after over a year of battling tonsillitis she is scheduled to have them removed the day after the Sussan Women’s Fun Run. In Melbourne! Isabelle is currently studying at uni in Melbourne!
Does this caring, kind, generous Mum think My poor Baby Girl! No! She thinks: Beauty! That’s the weekend before that fun run! I might go a day early and do the run! What a terrible mother I am! But of course I shall take a week off work to look after my darling daughter… after the run!
With running there is always a silver lining to find. When life give you lemons…umm… go for a run! That works for me!
Happy running 🙂
PS If I do get to run this event it will be in memory of my Nanny who we lost to breast cancer in 1977 and in celebration of my Mum’s survival 🙂