Friday, 11 June 2010

When Running hits an obstacle.

I was so excited about running Race for Life. For those of you who don't know, Race for Life is a series of races organised by Tesco and Cancer Research. They are for women only ( don't really agree with that m'self ) and over 5k. You can walk, run, jog, waddle - it doesn't matter. The aim is to get out there, show sisterhood and raise money.

I ran... actually no, I walked my first one about 10 years ago. It was my first ever race and I did it with two friends. That year I vowed to jog the same race the next year - and I did.Since then I have either run or marshalled the race every year.

So, this year I was excited, as I say, to be running.However, as is the fate of mothers, my children intervened to change my plans.Son #1 was asked to play in a football match - the first one for his new team.Husband was at work and it was the same time as my run.So... what do you do as a mum? Do you do what you want and ignore your child? ( Well, sometimes, frankly, yes ) Or do you put your event to one side and allow them to do theirs?

You can tell that this time I thought it was more important for him to play his football, so with grudging good grace I cancelled my run.To be honest, it was the right thing to do as my knee had been pretty painful the week before and I am not sure if I could have completed the race without hobbling. And... amazingly, he won 8 - 0.

So... I am a martyr and mother to a winner!! I will run it next year though!! I have my exam next Thursday and then I can run guilt free and enjoy!


Gail said...

Congratulations on the win.

Caz said...

We are selfless individuals, us Mum's, aren't we?