With the occasion of the Mother’s Day Classic Sydney a few of Fernwood Fitness Broadway members, including myself, put our strength and excitement together and formed groups of 4-5 to participate in the annual run/walk supporting breast cancer research.
We had participants for both the 4 km and 8 km walk or run sections and for some of us it’s been the first time ever running such distances.
Despite the cold and rainy weather and the early start of the event, we all showed up with big smiles on our faces and a lot of energy at the start line at Martin Place.
Between other hundreds, both adults and kids, we started our run as a team, supporting each other along the way and keeping our smiles on the whole time.
Laurice – personal trainer at Fernwood Broadway – besides being a great inspiration in general at the gym, she’s been a useful support of our team and payed attention to us, asking from time to time whether we needed to stop to get water or so.
Although, the last section of the run felt rather difficult, we all finished the 4 km in aprox 30 min and collected proudly our medals.
As soon as we’ve taken our “champions” photo, the rain started again, so basically we managed to squeeze in our run between two rain showers.
Although 4 km may not be much for many people, for some of us that never ran this long, it meant a real accomplishment and the first of many runs that will follow. This might be the first step towards a marathon?