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I love … Running

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Who’d have believed it??  A ballet dancing vegan running the best part of 5km in 29 minutes??!??!

There was a very good reason – Race For Life, a ladies-only fundraising event since 1994 for Cancer Research UK, the country’s leading cancer research charity whose aim is to ‘bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.  It won’t happen in our lifetime. But, if we stand united it will be achieved.’

Here are the before and after pics – we’re looking good in both but can you work out which one is which?? 😀

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Considering we did little/no training we (me and a few of the other ladies from the DanceFit Studio) all did brilliantly well and should feel proud that we’ve been part of a team raising money for such a great cause.
It was hard reading the messages on the other participants’ backs, but it just spurred you on.  That, along with all of the fabulous people who came out to cheer us on.
We were really lucky with the weather this time too – it’d had been postponed twice (June and July) thanks to the sogginess that was the British summer this year.

It’s not too late to sponsor us, just click the link.  Here are just some examples of where your donations will go:
£10 – 300 slides for microscopic study of the cancer cells.
£30 – 250 petri dishes to help understand cancer.
£123 – a cancer information nurse for one day.
£1,000 – running a laboratory for 22 days to help improve treatments allowing children to survive in the future.

Here’s a statistic that got me thinking – ‘every 2 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer.’  That means in the time it took me to run the 5km almost 15 people had been told their lives were never going to be the same again.  Kinda makes you stop and think, doesn’t it.

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I love … Being Outside

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Come rain, snow or shine, not much beats being outside in the fresh air.

We have some beautiful places in the UK that cost nothing (other than travel and a picnic) to spend a good few hours enjoying them.

There’s a saying

“Take nothing but pictures and memories.  Leave nothing but footprints”

Which sounds so much nicer than “Don’t touch plants or animals, don’t leave litter”!!

Although it can help, it doesn’t have to be sunny to get out and about.  There are so many things you can do outside, here are just a few of the things I enjoy doing:

sit and do nothing
read, write/type, chat, sew
eat and drink
watch pets, wild life, clouds
walk, hike, run, swim, cycle
dance, yoga, sing
sledge, ski
draw, paint, photography

Here are some of the photos we’ve taken on our adventures

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