Sunday, 23 May 2010

Running with the Pack!

Happy Sunday all! Phewwwww!!!! Sooooooo hot! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining - too much! I had the most wonderful night's sleep last night after I dug out my huge fan and just left it running all night - bliss!! Well, today was the day - what a scorching day it turned out to be for the Bromsgrove Race for Life! But I did it, despite the fact that I was so hot and sweaty that I finished up looking more like Jimmy Saville that Jimmy Saville does!! Oh the shame of it! LOL!! But here we all are showing off our medals with HUGE pride and a sense of pure satisfaction. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I feel really motivated to get out and walk some more. I've made myself a promise (you heard it here first!) that next year I will jog it! We did jog some today but the heat was so unbearable that it just wore you down.

The next picture was taken at about 1km mark - it's quite scary to see how many people were in front of me, but when I turned around I was sooooo happy to see that there were just as many, and more, behind me! My biggest fear was being the last to finish but I reackon that there must have been at least 1500 after me - plus the girls here (some of my colleagues) were brilliant and we just kept spurring each other on, and we crossed the finishing line 54 minutes after we set off! Not bad eh?!

My first commitment next pay day is a decent pair of trainers - I have blisters on my blisters, but I also have a Remington foot spa which proved to be a Godsend this afternoon! LOL!!!
Onto my Tag creation this week - our theme today is A Whiter Shade of Pale and we are asking players to make an all-white tag. We're not really cruel though, we do appreciate how difficult it can be so we have allowed minimal colour, as long as the overall impression is that of a white tag. Here is my DT offering:

It's to say THANK YOU to all of you who very kindly sponsored me today (it's still not too late if you're wishing you did - the link is still at the top of my blog). I did pledge to raise £150 but unfortunately I only succeeded in raising £120 so far but I'm hoping that some of the people I missed at work last week will kindly sponsor me retrospectively!

Well I definitely won't need any rocking to sleep tonight - I feel shattered now. My boys are both going off on their school residential trips tomorrow and I am in need of Separation Therapy! Boo Hoo!!!!!
Hope you have a great week, and long may this sun shine! Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx


  1. Congratulations on your wonderful achievement Anne!
    So love your beautiful tag!
    She is so adorable and I love your embossing!
    kim x

  2. Well Done hun! What a lot of pink!!
    Glad nothing untoward happened and all returned safely.
    Fabulous tag too - love the white on white theme.
    Sleep well!!
    Teri xx

  3. Well done Anne! It must have been so difficult in the scorching heat. Fabulous tag too!

    Love Lynda xxx

  4. Well done Anne terrific that you took part and supported such a wonderful event in such hot conditions. I love your tag that Tilda is so cute xxx Hugs Pascale

  5. Congratulations on your achievement Anne, I am so proud of you hunny. I hope you are fully recovered from it all. I love your tilda tag hun what gorgeous embossing detail and a very adorable tilda image! hope your having a good week hugs Linda x

  6. Well done Anne :D I hope you get all the money you wanted I am sure that people will still keep giving.


    Amy xx

  7. Love your beautiful tag Ann!!!

    ♥ Hugs, Inger :)


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