We walked the walk, again, yesterday – 16 miles to raise money for breast cancer. It was a glorious day, not too hot, but sunny. Everything looking splendidly green, in amongst the pink. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, did it in the rubbish time of 4.5 hours but it didn’t matter. We stopped at every opportunity to tuck in to yet more energy drinks, chocolate bars (health bars an option, but too boring), bananas and oranges. I actually felt quite sick by the end, particularly because in honour of my friend Jo who very sadly died last year I ate lots and lots of chocolate buttons because she loved them the most. At one point, towards the end there was a little girl standing behind a low wall upon which she had lined up a small selection of sweets. Proper sweetie shop sweets which were a welcome relief from yet more chocolate so helped myself to a handful of Black Jack’s, Fruit Salads and chewy things before realising that she was nothing to do with us and had just set up a shop – wasn’t expecting some woman in a pink T-shirt to nick half of it! I did put it all back feeling rather ashamed of myself.
I walked with my friend who had a mastectomy towards the end of last year and as I write, she is under the knife again at the Royal Marsden to do some more reconstruction. She is amazing. No fuss. I was concerned about her walking such a distance yesterday given she was going to have to have a general anaesthetic today but she said that it would be a good excuse to have a little rest.
Here are a few pictures from our day. We’ve raised over £1K already (well, mostly she has) but if anybody wants to sponsor us please let me know and I’ll send you the link:-