I am participating in the Mother's Day Classic and raising funds for breast cancer research.
This may come as a shock to anyone who knows me. I have been quoted saying, "I get out of breath running a bath!" And yet here I am entering an eight kilometre run.
At the tail-end of 2013, I decided it was time to lose the spare tyre that I had accumulated through years of... well eating and drinking more than I was exercising. Having lost a few kilograms I found myself with some energy to spare and bought myself some running shoes. I'm yet to run 8km; my current best is 6.49km... so this will be a challenge!
I'm dedicating my run to my Mum who, happily, beat breast cancer some years back. Her positive attitude during her treatment was incredible and inspirational. Thank you Mum!
Every extra dollar I raise through fundraising goes towards vital research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
Along with thousands of Australians nationwide, I will be making a difference on Mother's Day and taking steps to save lives by helping fund breast cancer research.
It is through research that we will find a cure. You can help too by donating online here.
|Olivier David||$50.00||Ooops. I am a bit late. Well done Pete!|
|alastair dean||$25.00||You really are a wicked pisser. Well done on what you have achieved sir. All our love Bean, Gem and Abigail xxx|
|Maureen Rigg||$50.00||Good luck Pete. We're proud of you. Maureen & Denis|
|Steve Johns||$50.00||Good luck and enjoy the experience Pete! Lots of love from Steve, Nic, Liam & Kieran xx|
|Theo & Rachel Gray||$20.00||Hope the training's going well :-)|
|Anne Johns||$50.00||Thank you Son! Good luck with the run!|
|Aoife Johns||$25.00||Best of luck Pete!|
Not feeling fit right now. But alive!
|23/04/2014||I did my first training run this morning and managed my best distance yet, but still have to find another 1.4km in the next two-and-a-half weeks! http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/327775342/14938524 I thought it might be fun to have my sponsors suggest a song for me to listen to while I'm running. If you're a Spotify user, you can do this here (if you want): http://open.spotify.com/user/johnsyweb/playlist/2Gz7Q1losouQrkhGOCtzm5 Oh... and last night, while we were having dinner, K pointed out that I'll be running the morning after the Melbourne Rebels' Gala Ball. So I'm sure I'll be waking up refreshed and ready to run! http://www.melbournerebels.com.au/club/events/rebels-gala-ball|