Please support Vicky in the Reading Half MarathonA fundraising project by Paul Sanford
Reading Half was cancelled, but we were given the option to go and collect our medals in the afternoon. Because I have spent so much time training and have had very painful knee and foot injuries, I not only wanted to complete the half distance yesterday to honour the sponsors, I mentally needed to do it. So I did! I ran 13.3 miles yesterday afternoon. It was so hard, but it is now finished!
When my wonderful Dad passed away from Motor Neurone Disease, it blew my family and my life apart. For a long time I lived in a bubble and just survived, living life in autopilot. When the second anniversary of Dad’s death passed I began to really struggle, flitting between devastation, shock, anger, sadness. By the third anniversary of his death I felt I could not cope with the emotions of grief anymore, I was exhausted by it. I contacted Cruse, who allocated me a wonderful volunteer. She supported me through my grief and helped me to accept it was part of my life. I want to give something back to this amazing charity, that is run purely on funding and volunteers, to say thank you and to enable others to benefit from their support. I will be running Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 18th March to raise fundings for this wonderful charity and really appreciate every pound.