07 June 2010

I WON! . . . well, kinda!

In my mind, I am a winner!

Not only did I do the Women’s Mini Marathon today...

but I improved on last year’s performance...

by a very impressive (if I may say so myself) FIFTEEN MINUTES!!!!

Here is the proof:

Passing the start line at 1 minute 33 seconds:

Passing the finish line at 1 hour 36 minutes 41 seconds:

I may be a little granny (only 1m55, or 5ft1 in “old money”), I may not run or even jog, but my goodness did I Power Walk this race in 95 minutes!

And in the rain, during the long wait before the start and throughout the whole race! That alone deserves a big “Well Done, Very Well Done Indeed” to all 40,000 ladies who did the 10k in Dublin today.

Yes, I do feel like a winner. My own children seen quite proud of me too!

Though Cathal was not a bit impressed by the sight of his very wet and adrenaline-high Nan!

But the real winner of my efforts is Heart Children Ireland. So far I have raised € 649, more is due in... a big THANK YOU to anyone who sponsored me.

And if anyone had meant to sponsor me on-line but did not get to do it, my page on mycharity.ie is open for donations until the 7th July – Just click on the Heart Children Logo in the sidebar.