Posts filed under ‘Breast Cancer Foundation’

Chronic Pain

Ok, here’s the deal: For the last few weeks I’ve had this chronic pain in my right hip which worsens after running. In the past I’ve just ignored it, but today I couldn’t because after my run it was so bad I could only just walk, and that was due to sheer willpower to get into the shower.

I’m a little worried, because I can’t really afford any injuries right now. I text my mum (she’s been away for the weekend) and we’re going to book a doctors appointment ASAP.

I might get a blood test to check my sodium levels, coz I was thinking it might be cramp due to lack of sodium or something? I dunno, is it possible to have chronic cramp??

argh, this is why I need a doctors expert advice.

I’m not going to worry about it too much, I’ll only worry when they give me something to worry about. I think I’ll rest from running though until I’ve seen the doctor. I don’t want to make anything worse.

Moving on… I think I was lucky when I went for my run! It was sunny in patches and just cloudy, and for the full 53 minutes I was running I never got rained on once. Then within 10 minutes of being home it starts POURING down! It’s raining so heavily right now and there are no patches of blue sky anywhere lol. Hows that for good luck??

I ran 7k’s today and it was quite tough. by about the 5th Kilometer I was feeling a bit off colour. I kept going though and I’m proud to say I didn’t stop to walk once despite feeling unwell.

I had a headache, I had the ache in my side, I felt kinda sick.. it just wasn’t all that fun. I really need to get a camelbak so I can take water with me. I perform so much better when I’m properly hydrated.

Anyway, that’s all for now folks. Let me know if you have a suggestion to what my problem might be with my sore hip!

October 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment


I’ve decided that I want to run the Auckland Marathon in 2010 to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation in honour of my Grandmother who passed away after losing her battle to Breast Cancer.

Now, something that would make things a ton easier, is if I had a team with me. A team to fundraise with. That way we’d be able to organize events to raise money…

I’m thinking of asking Mr Tootell (the principle of my school) if he’ll hold a mufti day for my cause. That’d be a good thousand dollars at LEAST. And since it’s breast cancer awareness month right now, it’d probably be a good time to ask.

I also think that by having a cause to fundraise money for, I’ll be even more motivated, and I won’t back out. How can I if I’d already started raising money?

It would mean so much to me to be able to contribute a solid amount of money towards such a worthy cause, one that is very dear to my heart because of my family history with it. I’ve always wanted to do something to help, and maybe this is how I can do it.

I have no idea where to start though… once I’ve got a marathon training plan written up then at least I’ll know exactly what I’m doing and can concentrate my attention on raising money.

It’s important for people to be aware that this money will absolutely NOT be for me. Not a cent of it will be going towards me, it will all 110% be going towards the breast cancer foundation.

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on how I can go about this? I’d really like some tips + advice.

October 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment


Hey there, my name's Jenny. I have a huge passion for cooking/baking, writing, yoga and photography. I love nature and my favourite thing to do is spend an entire day outside, breathing in crisp, fresh air. Even better if I have a pen and paper with me. I started out running in March 2009 but sustained an injury in October 2009 which has unfortunately prevented me from running. I've been experimenting with other kinds of exercise to find another one that clicks. Follow me on my journey to maintaining good health + surviving high school and pursuing a career in Journalism. I Hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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