The love supreme

10.10.11

Relay for life.... finished....so proud of us all.

Its over...
and we survived!!

I didn't take many photos at all....
and I didn't get one of myself either....
but I was there.

This year I joined with a group of Keryns friends....and all our girls....
Keryn, our girls and I were all seasoned 'Relay for life'ers'....but the others were first timers.

The weather was perfect......(except the light sprinkling of rain around 5am..)

We ordered Pizzas delivered for dinner....and true to myself....I ordered a thin crust vegie pizza....and 
pre-calculated the calories so that I  knew I could have three slices to fit my daily calorie total.
I didn't want anything to break my 12WBT resolve.


The entertainment was fabulous.....
the candle light ceremony was moving....
and all the time we kept our team chugging around the oval.



I was so thrilled when some of my work colleagues popped down for a visit....
and stayed to support for awhile.
Even Paul and Andrew who were on night shift came down and walked some laps with me....in uniform...
at around midnight...
I think they did about 10 laps before they left.....I was so proud of them.....of our team.....and the way we always support each other in these type of events.

From 1am it got quieter....
the entertainment ceased....so that the neighbours could sleep....
and the amount of walkers on the track dwindled....but there was always a small group from each of the 20 teams walking laps.

From 1am to 6am.....except for maybe 30mins....Keryn and I walked solidly....
We were joined by Jan and Sue and the girls ...at different times of the night...
but we pretty much stuck it out ...side by side...
lap after lap...hour after hour.

I had set myself a personal goal.....
I wanted to walk at least 30,000 steps....
but as the night wore on....
I realsied my pedometer wasn't working....or had flipped upside down on my pants....
So I stopped using it as a guide....
and began tallying the hours Id walked.

Totaling it up......
I walked close to 14 hours...
with a few little breaks spread throughout the night.....and only shutting my eyes for maybe 10 mins.

By the time the final lap rolled around at 9am I was exhausted ...
but my body was still in auto pilot....
and we proudly plodded out that last lap.

Today.....my feet bones are sore...
otherwise....I feel fabulous.....proud.....
and so grateful for the chance again to be healthy and able to take part.

I was also pretty chuffed when Ian captured this on the cancer council fundraising page...
It was only fleeting...but my name was there...
at the top....


...and this is what its all about.....its about the fund raising....
...all made possible by you.....my friends!!
Thank you...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

9 comments:

  1. Mardi I got teary reading that post.
    Leax

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  2. Well done Mardi! You are awesome!

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  3. I got teary too. Tassy's sitting on my lap and I got a little choked up when I was answering her questions! What a fantastic effort all of you!!

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  4. Well done Mardi Jane...such a worthwhile thing to do.... :-)

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  5. I too got teary Mardi, what a awesome efort from you and your team. You are a true super star.
    Well Done.
    Cherie xoxoxo

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  6. What an awesome job by all of you,well done!!

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  7. WOW what an awesome effort Mardi! Well done to all of you!!!

    Sheree xx

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  8. Anonymous12:49 pm

    I have always admired those who help different charities. I am very proud of you and all your hard work Mardi.

    Well done to you and your team members. You have made a BIG difference and acheived something fantastic :)

    Love from Susan mcGuire (smiles1965) xxoo

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  9. Awesome work Mardi!! You are amazing..x

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