2018 marked the start of our awareness and fundraising efforts for Abbie’s Fund to achieve a promise made to Teddy-lee. £6363 to be precise, to buy a CTG monitor for the Hull Women’s and Children’s Bereavement Midwife .
There have been marathons, half marathons , 10ks , Teddy bear picnic, skydive, bike rides, mountain climbs, sponsored T-total months, raffles, delicious cakes, donations in memory of beautiful babies , lieu of birthday/ Christmas presents and donations just because it’s a super kind thing to do.
2018 has been a year of fun and giggles with a lot of hard work and tears mixed in.
The love, generosity and determination from friends , family and even complete strangers , to achieve our aim for Teddy and all our babies is clear to see💙
So far you have helped raise £4310
So remember, once we have reached our target - and the shiny new CTG machine is with the Bereavement Midwife - every time it’s used by a family that is going through a pregnancy after a loss, think of the wonderful gift of peace of mind you have all helped to give, the gift of hearing their babies heart beat and the momentary peace you will bring to them . 💖THANKYOU 💖 from the bottom of our squidgy big hearts , we wish you all the best for 2019 ⭐️ #teddylee#abbiesfund#stillbornstillloved#angelbaby#rainbowbaby#hullwomenandchildrenshospital#sheffield10k#manchestermarathon#woodcraftuk#thegreatbranchbakeoff
Sheffield City 10k Oct-2018
1st - 36:33
Ran a good patient race in the rain kicking hard to pick up my first 10k win.
Followed these 2 for majority of the race and felt good. At 5k started to plan my attack and put on a strong kick at 7-8k for aslong as possible running a 3:10k, trying to hold the pace to carry me through to the finish. Held on to take the win 4 seconds away from a pb
It’s #medalmonday and here’s my 2018 collection! 1 marathon, 3 halves, 6 10ks, One colour run, one muddy dog challenge, one race for life and a couple of online medals! Including that very new 500k for the year one! I’ve had a fantastic time running this year and can’t wait for next! It’ll just be a Santa fun run medal and run up to Christmas to add!
I had a fantastic experience running 10K yesterday 23/09/18 in Sheffield, in support of Autism East Midlands. I am sharing some pictures from my charity run.
It was a lovely sunny day and I had all your love and support that motivated me to finish the run.
A huge THANK YOU to all those who donated via my Justgiving page.
Those who would like to donate but haven’t done it yet, there is still chance to contribute via-
Let’s all hold hands to try and build a more inclusive society that can accept and respect diversities like Autism!
Season Ticket Smashed!!!! ✅ Came home to this beauty tonight! The perfect reminder to get out and run and of all the running that I’ve done so far this year! One 10k pb and supporting two friends on their first 10k races alongside me (although one of them definitely beat me!) Bring on the Yorkshire Marathon this weekend! #sonervous
Here's an incredibly flattering photo of me physically willing the finish line to come faster on Sunday! 🙈
9 miles tonight including 5.5 miles of 1 mile tempo/ half-mile easy/ repeat. Was feeling a little sluggish tonight - but that's okay, we all have runs like that 😊 I'm not sure about the exact paces - I was more concerned about perceived effort rather than actual pace following the race. I never think it's a great idea to launch back into super hard sessions the week after a race & that it's more beneficial to give your body chance to recover. So for that reason, this has been my only session this week & I'll be following it up with easy runs over the weekend. I hope all those who raced #Sheffield10k & took part in various other events have got their legs back! It's nearly Friday - yay! Thank you for the company tonight @sheffield_strider#girlswhorun#womensfitness#workhard#speedwork#runner#strong#instarunners#thisgirlcanrun#work#persistence#patience#progress#5K#10K#thisgirlcan#healthy#happy#training
🔹 Sheffield 10k
Lets say it didn't go as I wanted, so I'm extremely pleased with this time
🔹 A very hilly route and as I can no longer incline train in the gym, I thought I'd of struggled more than I did, so that's a bonus 🙂🙂, and proves to me how far I've come
🔹 I took ages to get comfortable, I couldn't get a decent pace at all because it was so congested, my back was spasming due to being sat down for a long time and the cold was making it worse, thankfully the last 3 miles I felt much better all round and we even got a bit of sun 🙂
🔹 Not sure if I'll do this one again but I'm pleased I gave it a try this year
🔹The pic shows all 2018 medals so far, with just the York 10 miler on October the 14th left for this year
🔹⬅️⬅️Swipe for pace, I'm very pleased I managed to up my pace and finish strong 😁
🔹 Then I'll be making a big decision, do I do the 10 miler again in 2019 or replace it with the marathon 🤔 (I said I'd never do another one after 2016 😂😂)
Well, glad that’s over!! Amazing run today no PB broken but I’ll take 58 mins! Thank you for everyone’s smiley faces keeping us all motivated until the finish line. There’s still time to donate to my page St Luke’s is close to my heart and my Mum kept me going right till the end, as she would say “Go Gurl!!” #sheffield10k#stlukes#jellylegs#gogogo#running
6 12611:28 AM Sep 23, 2018
Ya know when you have a race and you feel incredible during and after, that was my Sheffield 10k today.
I didn’t train as much as I would have liked to, but I prepared myself in the few days prior and was strict with what I did and what I ate. It paid off. I felt comfortable for most of the race and maintained a good pace. .
I follow a lot of amazing runners who I aspire to be like one day, and I know my time won’t impress many but considering the route (HILLS HILLS HILLS) I was so pleased with my run. Chalked up a 57:11 time, 16 seconds behind my PB but more than two minutes faster than my previous Sheffield 10k. .
I’m on a high and I hope this drives me to keep training and keep getting quicker. 💪🏻
2 1561:34 PM Sep 23, 2018
Something a bit different for this post. Today, at 5 months postpartum I ran the Sheffield 10k. I wanted to post this photo of me feeding Martha after the race to show that breastfeeding doesn’t mean an end to pursuing your own interests. Preparing for and running the race took meticulous planning of feed times and naps, not to mention a supportive husband, but it was so rewarding.
This post is in recognition the fact that all the mums featured on Scenic Breastfeeds will have faced their own challenges even though they make it look effortless in the photos. It is a celebration of mums and babies overcoming it all and enjoying the great outdoors together. I hope that if you are a breastfeeding mum it provides you with inspiration. If not, I hope you enjoy the scenery!
BTW 50mins 42secs 💪
Today I ran my first 10k in 1hr 5mins 45seconds to raise money for the hospital that saved my life and supported us after our son died. I caught swine flu and Strep A which caused severe double pneumonia whilst I was heavily pregnant in December 2015. I spent 8 days in a coma (including Xmas day) but tragically our beautiful son, Frank, passed away and was stillborn less than two weeks after I came out of the coma in January 2016. @sheffieldhospitals were incredible in their care for me and support with Frank and I owe them my life. Raising money for the hospitals in Frank's memory is a small way to say thankyou. I have added my justgiving page link in my bio in case anyone is feeling generous and can help me reach my goal of £1500-Even if you can only spare £2 - every penny counts and I will be eternally grateful!!!!!! @sheffieldhospitals#sheffieldhospitalscharity#sheffield10k#myfirst10k