Thursday 4 June 2009

Race For Life 2009

Guess what I'm doing on Sunday? And have I been training, or even broken into one teeny tiny jog? Nope. Nothing changes there then.

Most of the girls I work with have been going to Boot Camp on the Esplanade (it runs along St Aubins beach). Apparently people can pay to go up to 4 evenings a week for the next ten weeks. I have a sneaking suspicion that the turnout could be so high because apparently the guys who are running it are Army & Navy blokes, and 'really fit'. That said, it still hasn't given me the impetus to get my trainers on and join in. Now, maybe if they offered chocolate to everyone, I could possibly be enticed to go, then again, that would defeat the object.

My book package arrived at 6.25pm on Tuesday! I was dozing off in the sun, in a bikini (poor deliver man) when I heard a van approaching, and it was my books. Mind you, he did call me 'young lady', but by then I'd tied a sarong around me so I probably looked like I was wearing one of my granny's curtains, so he could have been trying to be kind.


DAB said...

Bikini! Steady on woman ;-)

Good luck Sunday. TFx

Chris Stovell said...

Well, that ought to get you an invite to something!
Well done for doing the Race for Life - award yourself some choccy when you get in!

HelenMWalters said...

I'd recommend just going and watching the Army/Navy guys. Possibly whilst eating chocolate. Good luck for Sunday. Will be thinking of you x

claire p said...

What's a bikini?

Boxes of book, what bliss.

Troy said...

Was it really a bikini or was it a running costume like Paula Ratcliffe's with the bare midriff?

As Tesco are the sponsors I'm surprised you have a number rather than barcode. With a barcode they could scan you as you run by.

Good luck on Sunday!

Leigh Russell said...

Go girl! Sunbathing in a bikini sounds like my sort of training. (But maybe not in a bikini, in my case.)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

tf - I would never wear one other than at home!

chrish - I always enjoy the Race for Life meet, and will definately be needing some chocolate at the end.

helen - thanks, and I like your idea of being a chocolate eating spectator.

claire - :) It's a new one too.

troy - it was an actual bikini, though only family would ever see me in one.

Sunday should be good, emotional, but always good.

leigh - on Sunday I will be wishing I'd done training of the more energetic sort.

Amanda said...

Good luck for Sunday, Debs x

Anonymous said...

Good luck. I hope you raise lots of money for this worthy cause.

DJ Kirkby said...

Bikini? I haven't worn one for a couple of years put me to shame. Must do something about my excess pounds :(

Carol said...

OOohhh good luck for Sunday are running for a very good cause...and if that doesn't help motivate you then the chocolate and a well deserved glass of wine at the end will :-)

C x

Ps. I think you should take up Helen's suggestion...but only if you go armed with chocolate and a camera!!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

amanda - thanks, I'm hoping the weather will be a little cooler.

captain black - thanks, I've managed to raise £100 so far, so I'm getting there.

dj - I'm more of a botticelli than a twiggy (1960s) to be honest.

chris - I should have R waiting at the end with a glass and some choc.

I wonder if my friends can be persuaded to be fitted with spy cameras to photo these army/navy chaps?

Phillipa said...

You go Debs - fuelled by chocolate and (with a bit of luck) a fit man in uniform cracking the whip behind you!

Kaye Manro said...

Sounds like a great day! You should have tons of fun.

Michelle said...

Well done for doing the RFL Debs, you whatever speed you like. Consider a 200g bar of Galaxy at the finish line and you may be astonished at what could your feet might do!! I think I could be tempted by a forces Boot camp on a beach near us, even if it was only to spectate!!

Cait O'Connor said...

Good luck for Sunday!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

phillipa - now that's an interesting vision, though even with a whip behind me I still couldn't run.

kaye - thanks, m'dear.

michelle - I'm sure it will be good fun. I'm relieved the weather has cooled down a bit too.

cait - thanks.

Tamsyn Murray said...

Good luck and try to enjoy it - the atmosphere will be fantastic :-)

Susie Vereker said...

Good luck, Debs. Hope it doesn't rain.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

tam - thanks. The atmosphere is always brilliant.

susie - thank you. I don't think I'm going to stay dry today, it's looking pretty dodgy out there.

Pat Posner said...

Good luck for today, Debs!


Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

pat - thanks very much.x