The Best Mothers, was had today. A big thank you to my family. I started by rising at 7am, not a big ask really, sent Sam a message to see how she was faring and what time we were meeting. As you may remember she lives North and we live South. We were to meet at the Esplanade Train station, so I wanted to check the time. Sam bought me my ticket for Mothers Day, this was awesome as it was something we could do together. We are already preparing for the Rotary Ramble in October, unfortunately we will be a team of 3 rather than 6 as others are bailing due to injuries, excuses excuses.
|Train has arrived, a bit of a pink crowd for the Mothers Day Breast Cancer Walk.|
Sam rang me shortly after 7.30am sounding a bit worse for wear. Had a big night, I said, that’s okay just please, don’t throw up on the walk, that would not be very fitting for a young lady.
I arrived just 5 minutes before her, as I was standing at the entrance to the station there was a Japanese man in jogging gear looking lost. He was trying to find out how to get to the river to continue his jog. We have so much happening with road works he couldn’t find the exit, so I pointed him in the right direction, should have been in traffic management.
Sam arrived, we began our walk to Langley Park, great walk lots of pink t’shirts and pink accessories, mum’s, dad’s, pram’s and kids. All shapes ages and sizes a great atmosphere. Some in costumes, the men in black bike shorts, black t’shirts and pink sequinned mankinis, they I am sure will be on TV tonight. We saw them being interviewed by Chanel 9.
|This is one of the ladies, I missed the men in mankinis.|
We found a table where we could gather some safety pins to attach our numbers, for the love of whatever I know I have some at home, but do you think I could find them? That would be a no.
|Evidence that I did walk.|
So we lined up with thousands of others, took a bit to get ahead of the crowd and find you space and pace, dodging the prams, mums were great ensuring others could get ahead, they were very mindful of the crowd behind them. We took the lead of a group of three, a mother and her two daughters, weaving through the crowd, at a great pace.
|Not to far from the Start line.|
We figured at the pace and the time we took that we were cracking along at my usual pace so were very pleased with ourselves, though we did wonder how the group in Ugg boots were going to go.
The lap was 4kms so that meant we went around twice, very well organised, tables with water, people handing out water as you passed by, wearing clear plastic gloves (very hygienic). Plenty of volunteers to look after you.
On the second lap the crowd dropped away, so it was free rein, surprised we could still keep up the pace. Finally the end was in sight, Sam raced ahead so I could have a photo of me crossing the finishing line, my evidence people not vanity.
|That’s me in the black with the pink jacket wrapped around my middle. Those young girls in front are from another country, (Italy) couldn’t understand a word they said. They ran part of the way to. xxx|
After it was over, we headed to the porta loo’s, such fun. Then we sat and had a donut thing with chocolate dipping sauce and a coffee. Met up with old friends which was a real surprise, made my day. We have made arrangements to meet later on, then we trekked back to the station and got a ride home.
|Look we got medals.|
|My Sam xxx|
Arrived home to a fabulous Mothers Day lunch hosted by Brittany so spoilt. Will reveal more next time.
I should imagine I will sleep very well tonight. I forgot to mention that my Physio taped up my back, which would also support my knee so I am hoping I will be tickety boo tomorrow. Happy Mothers Day girls.