Getting Out There

Yo yo yo yo yo yo yo my peeps! How we all doing? 😎 If you’re having a week like mine, then I hope it’s been a good one. I’ve been busy trying to get my little chubby legs back at it, and setting myself some goals. This week, I managed to hit a couple of targets I set myself πŸ’ͺand I’m proper pleased with the results.

If you guys remember I’ve been in recovery for a while, and officially from Thursday last week, I’m out of it! πŸ™Œ I. AM. DONE. So I set myself a little goal, of being able to run a mile without taking any short breaks, and work up to two miles of doing the same. My main objective was to get out there, and cover the distance. Let’s start with Monday.

Monday I packed all my running gear, and even roped a work colleague into coming with me on my little jog after work. Kimberley you were a gem, as I don’t think I would have made it out of the building that night, without going directly to my car and driving STRAIGHT home. Together we ran a mile, and to top it off I didn’t stop. We did it in 10minutes and 50 seconds – not bad if you haven’t been able to cover that distance for a while I would say. I did my little panic after, and checked my stomach for any pulls and pains, but all was well, so I thought I could push myself a little harder through the week.

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday. What a day to find motivation. 😣 I ran a mile, but felt absolutely shattered. Not even joking. I got home from work and put myself to bed – don’t worry I had Craig on the case making dinner. #priorities

I ran my distance, but I definitely feel looking back, that Tuesday should of been a rest day, and I should have ran later in the week. After being able to cover a mile for the first time without taking a break, this was where I should have planned my routine better; taken into account that my body would need longer to heal. I’ve made note of this for training next week, because after Tuesday I didn’t run until Friday!

Friday was where I was really chuffed with my outcome. I was initially worried I would put my body under too much strain, and I wanted to try and cover 1 mile to 1.5 miles. Well, I ran 2 miles! No breaks, no pain, no injury. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 Here is a little picture from my Nike Running App to show my miles covered.

Next time I’ll make sure to add more details, such time per mile. This run after a long day at work, took me 22 minutes, so 11 minutes per mile. The one thing I do regret from this, is not stretching…PLEASE DONT SHOUT AT ME! I was stiff as hell on Saturday.

Tonight’s homework is to find stretches, that I can use before and after running. So if you guys have any good stretches that help you, please share! I have a few I use, but these are mainly from my memory at school when doing netball; and that was a bloody long time ago.

I need to find some good classes to support muscle strength and tightening my core. If any of you attend any great classes or do any great workouts at home, please share. 😁 I need all the help I can get πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Until next week for more ramblings

TTFN

Lucy Loop πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

The Last Jolly!

I was determined to get this week’s blog ready on time, and my goodness I’ve done it! I was worried I wouldn’t get my act together and pull it out of the bag. Phew! 😝

So, as many of you may already know, I turned the big 30 this week. Hello from the other side! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ It’s been a week full of celebrations, which I have loved, so I don’t know how I’ll cope next year just having a normal birthday. I’ve certainly drunk and eaten my body weight in gin and bacon sandwiches. Something you wont want to know, but I’ll l share with you anyway, is I have a HUGE blister on my toe, so tomorrow’s training is going to be fun. Stupid new heels.

Ever since I hit 20, I’ve been dreading the day I turn 30; it was certainly made easier by celebrating with this lot. 😁 After all you only turn 30 once 😝

So now it’s all over, I’ll start filling you in on this week’s training. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

With my big holiday and birthday now over, it’s now time to start putting in the ground work towards the marathon. I’ve got just under 6 months! I know that’s going to go by quickly.

I’ve continued to jog/walk for just over a mile for 4 days this week. Slowly I’ve been able to run a little further inbetween breaks; next week I’ll be pushing myself a little harder so I am able to run up to mile fully. To keep an eye on my distance and time, I’ve been using the Nike Running app. I’ve been using this for years, so if you fancy following me on there just look me up.πŸ‘

My plan this week, is to jog/walk between 1.5 – 2 miles for each training day. I have also given myself some homework! I’m going to start looking into nutrition. I can’t keep living off of gin and bacon sandwiches…apparently that isn’t a good diet. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ It’s not that I eat badly, but I know I could do better by choosing foods that give me more energy and sustain me for longer; especially when going for those longer runs in the near future! Luckily at work, our focus for the next term will be on food and nutrition, so half the battle is already won there!

In other news, my lovely gran has been busy designing Christmas cards to send out this year. So I thought I’d take her idea, and consider selling her beautiful Christmas card designs in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. Here’s a picture below for you to view. By the way, those aren’t my camera skills there…they’re my gran’s. 😁

These will be available soon with prices, where you may purchase in time for Christmas and send out to all your loved ones. I’m telling you, my gran has got some skiiiiills boy. 😎

Please continue to make sure you include the colour purple into your daily routine. It’s officially Pancreatic Cancer month! Let’s get some fundraising going to give some support to this charity. Remember guys I’m still selling cupcakes, Β£2 each or a box of 6 for Β£10 – just drop me a message and I’ll get baking!

Tune in next week for some more ramblings by yours truly.

TTFN

Lucy Loop πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Come and have a Cuppa with Me

Soooooo…I have decided to write and share yesterday’s blog, today. My bad. πŸ™ˆ

However, my excuse is that I was away last week visiting my frend in Dubai (I know. Lush right!). As much as I intended to keep my exercises up, I mostly layed on the beach or by a pool. I ate and drank my weight in food, as well as prancing around like a giant unicorn. I also made a friend called Babs. Here’s a sneaky picture.

Do you know what? I don’t even feel guilty. πŸ˜…

My highlight of the week was that I actually got a little bit of colour! Initially I was part of the Dubai Skyline, illuminating day and night with my pale skin. Now, I am 100% pasty! Goal accomplished. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜

But we’re not here to read about my antics in Dubi, we’re here to read about my training and fundraising. And even though last week it was slightly on the back burner, it hasn’t slipped my mind.

Currently while I am drinking this morning’s coffee, I am recovering from training. Today I decided to try and do some intermittent jogging. So for 0.25 miles I jogged, and then for the next 0.25 miles I walked. I did this for 1 mile today (as I have just returned from holidy), and I am still classed in the recovery stage of my abdominal surgery for another week; my recovery time is 3 months. I then walked just under half half mile back, so I could stretch my leg muscles. This will be the plan for the next few weeks, so I can get my body slowly adjusting to the stress of returning to exercise.

Hopefully I will be doing this up to 2/3 miles by next week, but I really don’t want to rush anything. We’ll see how this goes.

What I wanted to talk about was the importance of recovery, and making sure we schedule this into our routines. Many of us may feel guilty about having a rest day, or if you’re like me, if I have a rest day it tends to last a few days…πŸ™ˆ which means I ruin my routine. But! Recovery is imperative when exercising – especially when you’re training. Here’s a few facts for you to mull over:

1. Recovery helps your body adapt to the stress of exercise.

2. Recovery let’s your body replenish energy stores. So eat good, nutritional foods to help this happen.

3. Recovery helps your body prepare damaged tissues.

With these in mind for my own training, I am hoping I will be back up and running in no time. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Before I go, I mentioned last week that November is Pancreatic Cancer awareness month. If you’re out and about, make sure you take time to notice some of our major landmarks lighting their buildings purple.

You can also get involved!

Have a look through your wardrobes, and see if you can wear something something purple. If you’re feeling brave, maybe even dye your hair! πŸ˜‰ Take a photo and share on social media. If you fancy getting creative, you could bake, make cards, design pictures and share with us all. You could even plant something beautiful in your garden, or in a local community garden to help build awareness. Here’s the social media tags you need. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos! 😁😁😁

Go to:

Facebook: Pancreatic Cancer UK

Twitter: @PancreaticCancerUK

Instagram: Pancreatic Cancer UK

Your support by taking part in these activities, will help build and share awareness of this disease. Pancreatic Cancer is hard to diagnose and treat. Let’s unite, support, and work together. We all need each other.

Until Sunday

TTFN

Lucy Loop πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Come Fly With Me βœˆ

This week’s blog post is coming to you from Heathrow airport! I’m flying off to Dubai this week to celebrate a friends 30th birthday. 😎 I can’t tell you how many times I’ve packed, unpacked, and packed my case again; it’s driven me nuts! I think I’ve packed enough knickers…10 is enough right? I can always buy more. πŸ€”

So for one week, and one week only, I won’t be baking any cupcakes. I think secretly Craig is happy about this. 😏 As you may have seen from past blog posts, the kitchen turns into a bit of a ‘ship tip’, if you get what I mean.

Anyway, since posting last week I’ve been inundated with cupcake orders, and I couldn’t happier! So far Β£40 has been raised this week for Pancreatic Cancer UK, so a huge shout out to Jenny, Terri, Hannah, and Lorraine for your orders – I hope you enjoyed them. 🀩 I’ve loved seeing your photos and videos, here’s a couple for you all to see. 😊

From Jenny

And from Lorraine

From the start of November, I have a few new ideas to start promoting, to raise money for PCUK. My first idea, which I know I can do, is to design some Christmas cupcakes, but, I’ve had a ‘bright spark’ momentπŸ’₯ we’ll see how this idea pans out…

The main thing I want to cover this week, is my training. Since having my op nearly…2 months ago now, I’m almost back to my old self. There’s a few exercises, which have been helping me get myself back together. I thought I’d share these with you incase you’d like to try them at home! I took these from Women’s Health, which I now use as part of my morning routine. Before my morning cuppa tea, I do these exercises three times, with the BBC news on in the background.

Sometimes though, when I’m doing exercise number 2, it takes everything I have not to nod off back to sleep.😴 I’ve still been keeping up with my walking, but only a couple of miles. Since returning back to work, I’ve found I’m very tired by the afternoon, so I’ve been having a nap. I’m hoping to get rid of the afternoon siesta by the time I return after half term. MUST. POWER. THROUGH. πŸ’ͺ

Anyway, while I’m away for the next, I have decided to keep these exercises going. Mainly so I don’t lose my routine, because otherwise, I’ll be back on the sofa watching Suits and making my way through a packet of biscuits. πŸ˜…

With November soon approaching us, I just wanted to make you all aware, that November is Pancreatic Cancer awareness month. Here’s a little something to consider, and why all your support and donations mean so much.

I can’t thank you all enough for your support and good wishes, your donations, and mainly reading my weekly blog, with the babble that comes out of my mouth.

Until next week

Much love

Lucy LoopπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Icing QueenπŸ‘Έ

First things first. I need to say some HUGE thank-you’s to those of you that have ordered cupcakes this week. Ash, Jen, and Louise,Β you be started a trend!Β Out of those that have sold, we have raised Β£70 towards Pancreatic Cancer UK. This my friends, makes one very happy Lucy. 😁😁😁😁😁 Currently ‘Flossing’ for a victory dance (that’s what all the cool kids do these days).

Also, thank you to those who have contacted me for cupcakes – I’m batch baking as we speak. πŸ’ͺ🍰πŸ₯§πŸͺ If anyone is worried about Craig’s safety during these events, I’m just letting you know he’s OK. He’s on tea duty this week. β˜• I’ve literally been living off of the stuff!

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So…these past few days I’ve been scratching my head for fundraising ideas, and now I have a sore head inside and out. After meeting quickly to do a cake drop off this week in Mayland, I spoke to Lucy Cummins (Louise’s mum). This lady, though in full swing of setting up her own charity fundraising event, gave me some funtastic ideas. To say that this lady knows a thing or two about fundraising is understatement!

Let me share a little about Lucy, through the eyes of her daughter Louise.

My mum is an avid powerwalker and has been for almost 14 years. She has completed 45 marathons (her best time being 5 hours and 10 minutes) and 14 ultramatuons.
She has raised over Β£30,000 for different charities over her 14 years of events. Her main charities have been G.O.S.H, where my brother has life saving brain surgery at 18 months. She has also raised money for walk the walk, a breast cancer charity, she walks for family and friends who have been afflicted by this awful disease.
My mum’s motivation is to keep pushing herself beyond her capabilities, in order to help those have fought and unfortuantly lost their fights. She walks so that little girls will grow up in a world where pink ribbons are for pony tails and prom dresses.

If I can be half the woman this lady is, then that’s enough for me. Through Lucy’s knowledge, dinner parties, raffles, cake baking, (all in the name of charity) are now coming your way! So if you thought you were dieting to get ready for the Christmas season; you’re wrong.

Ok so, with that, one fabulous, and good old way of raising money is through a quiz night. I’m in secret chats with my local on setting a date for this, and setting all the exact details – watch this space! You’d better start getting your quiz teams together in preparation. 😁 I shall have the final layout for this ready for next week.

That’s it for now, but keep up to date through Twitter, Insta, and god knows what other social media I can use to bombard you with. ✌

Until next Sunday

TTFN

Lucy Loop πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

 

Chrissie’s story

When I first started writing this blog, before I started demolishing my kitchen with cake mix, and bombarding my local pub to arrange fundraising events, I wanted to share others experiences of Pancreatic Cancer.

I wanted to document not just my story and what my family had been through, but also share those of others. During these tough and extreme periods, we can feel alone, and think to ourselves ‘am I the only one going through this?’

What I want, is for us to come together, share our stories, support and fight for each other, but also to raise awareness.

This week’s blog isn’t coming from me. It’s from Chrissie, and her personal experience of Pancreatic Cancer. I approached Chrissie, a few weeks back now, and asked a very personal question. Chrissie didn’t hesitate to answer, didn’t even question it.

I firstly, want to thank you Chrissie, for sharing this with me, but also for letting me share this with the wider community. You’re incredibly courageous.

Here’s Chrissie’s story:

I’m writing this whilst sat in a dreary grey waiting room at Basildon hospital, waiting whilst the love of my life has an MRI scan to tell us the current status of β€˜IT’.

Waiting….. there’s been a lot of that, I’ll start from the very beginning. In April 2018 Chris and I were in Mexico, a holiday of a life time, enjoying Sun, Sea and Sand and a few too many tequilas when he got stomach cramps and diarrhoea. Like any other Brits abroad we assumed it was some dodgy food, too much booze, sun or a combination of all of the above. We went to the chemist, stocked up on pepto-bismol and waited for it to stop. It never stopped.

A week after returning home Chris went to his GP who said it was just a bug or a bad case of food poisoning and it would eventually pass. Chris then started to lose weight rapidly, he was unable to keep food inside his stomach and never eat without discomfort. He would visit the GP on a regular basis, each week to be told that there’s nothing wrong with him.

After 8 weeks of symptoms, Chris returned to the GP who told Chris it was β€˜all in his head’. This was psychologically damaging as you can imagine, like seriously? I didn’t know what to do. Both of us became more and more frustrated, with the NHS and each other and after weeks of scouring the internet for possible diagnosis, we were lost. At one point his mum was convinced he had an 8 foot long tropical tape worm living inside of him!

It wasn’t until August when Chris showed a photograph of himself picturing the dramatic weight loss that the GP sent Chris for an ultrasound….this came back clear. (When you hear the rest of this story you’ll realise somethings not quite right there). Chris became more and more unwell and in October he had a tumour marker blood test, this revealed that there was a high chance of bowel cancer in his body. But where? He had ultrasounds-clear, stool samples-clear at this point I’d convinced myself that we were all going mad and praying for that 8 foot tape worm!

On November 27th, 8 months after visiting the GP and presenting initial symptoms we were called to Basildon hospital for the results of a CT scan. The consultants exact words were β€˜I’m afraid you have a 6cm pancreatic tumour, it’s fully encasing the major blood vessels and lesions on the liver and lung’. Chris grabbed my hand, he knew what this meant, oblivious I didn’t have a clue. β€˜OK so what do we do? How do we fix it?’ I replied. The consultant tilted her head and said β€˜it’s inoperable, incurable’ there was nothing they could do. My whole world came crashing down, this couldn’t be true, this was Chris, My Chris, My action man, Mr invincible! I felt drunk, dazed, was it a dream? The Macmillan nurse asked us if we had any questions and I managed to stutter the words β€˜how long?’ Her response still hits me like a ton of bricks β€˜it could be 2 days, 2 months, maybe even 6 months’. My heart was in my mouth, I held Chris so tightly and we sobbed in each others arms, then off we were sent to stand in a queue at boots pharmacy for some β€˜meal replacement shakes’. Both of us shaking and the world spinning around us.

They offered Chris palliative chemotherapy, under the name β€˜Folfirinox’ we were told although this wasn’t a cure but it could extend his life span. After discussions with his family he decided to go ahead with the treatment.
I’ll never forget the absolute fear in his eyes when he was connected up to the chemo for the first time, because it’s an extremely aggressive chemotherapy it meant that every two weeks Chris would have to stay in hospital for 3 days whilst he received the treatment. His family and I never left his side. It was the most heartbreaking thing to watch the man that we love so much, slowly have his body riddled with poison which made him so so weak. The fatigue took over his body which meant he slept a lot of the time. I would watch him sleeping often; I still do. Cherishing every breath that he takes. He literally is the strongest person I know, my absolute hero.

Chris received 12 rounds of chemotherapy and finished the course in July. During this time β€˜IT’ grew to 8 and a half centimetres but the chemo had stopped it spreading further. Chris struggles with severe β€˜neuropathy’ this is where the chemo has damaged the nerve endings in his hands and feet, meaning he often trips over, and can no longer use a pen or a pencil properly, this has destroyed him emotionally as he was such a wonderful artist, the neuropathy keeps him awake at night and is really painful in the extremities of his body.

Throughout this Chris has shown the upmost determination and strength and I firmly believe that this has helped him to still be here with us now, fighting against the statistics, the odds or as he’d say β€˜outliving his expiry date’.

Thank you for taking the time and reading this week’s blog, your support and encouragement make this all worth it.

Again, thank you Chrissie for sharing; you’re both so brave for doing this.

Until next week

TTFN

Lucy Loop πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Drum Roll Please!

Well…this week I basically massacred my home. Craig’s been hiding in the spare room, neighbours have learned to ignore blood curdling screams, and my mum’s been on standby with copious amounts of tea and chocolate. Anyone free to rub my belly, tell me I’m pretty, and that everything will be OK? πŸ˜†

Here’s what my kitchen looked like earlier this week. *THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED*

With that, I’m going to quickly move on…πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

So last week, we were all voting for the best cupcake design, and you’ll be pleased to know the results are in. So here’s your winner!

Mish Mash Roses!

I’m not going to lie, I thought Purplicious Unicorn would win. Aren’t you glad I did the poll now?

I just want to thank everyone who voted and gave feedback – it’s really appreciated! And your support has kept me baking consistently ever since; there’s still a chance I could become Star Baker. πŸ˜‰

I’ve taken this week to look at the poll, and think of my next step – we all know I want to sell these cupcakes to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK, so I’ve taken the top three designs and decided on this.

You will now be able to order and help raise funds, by buying cupcakes, with a mixture of Mish Mash Roses, Purplicious Unicorn, and Dazzled Purple Bow. Here’s some pictures just to refresh your mind. πŸ€—

So, the best way for you guys to order, is to private message me through facebook. This way you can order directly and I can message back as quickly, and as effectively as possible. I look forward to hearing from you, and putting my baking skills to good use. βœ”πŸ™ˆ

I will be updating over the next few weeks about upcoming events – please be patient while I slowly get the ball rolling. 😁

In other news, I’m slowly getting stronger since having my operation. So training is something I need to start planning and looking into, so I’m in a good place mentally and physically for the London Marathon. So apart from washing up, making dinner, and watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I’m also reading Women’s Health Magazine for some tips.

This week I will focus on walking and building up to 5 miles, before trying to jog lightly in the next few weeks. What I also need to concentrate on, is building my core. After having the op, this is one area I need to make sure will be strong – any tips just throw them at me. I need all the help I can get!

That’s this week’s done, but make sure you join me next Sunday. I have a very special and important story to share. One that’s not going to be through my eyes or in my words, but someone’s else’s, who will share their experience of Pancreatic Cancer.

TTFN

Lucy Loop πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Bakers Gonna Bake

This week I’ve been baking my muffins off. In between spraying purple butter cream over my magnolia walls, and screaming at Craig to get the paint out, I think I managed to create some cute designs.

I just need to thank Louise for being my personal chauffeur, bag carrier, and PA, otherwise the baking would not of happened this week. πŸ°πŸ’β€β™€οΈ

So Let’s get this show on the road. The whole aim of making these cupcakes, is for you guys to vote for the best design. There are five in total, but all have the same colour scheme to link with Pancreatic Cancer UK.

This is where you guys have the power,😱 and that is dangerous stuff in my opinion. πŸ˜†πŸ™ˆ

I want you guys to look at the following photos and choose the best one:

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So you know which one you’re voting for, here are the names in order:

1. Purplicious Unicorn

2. Dazzled Purple Bow

3. White Bow

4. Mish Mash Roses

5. White Rose

So the best plan of action for this, is for me to create a poll on Twitter, and record the results there. I will run the poll for 6 days and share the results in next week’s blog, and through the Twitter platform.

THE POLL WILL GO LIVE AT 7PM TONIGHT!

Here’s my Twitter name so you can find me 😊: Loopsy

After this, the cupcakes will be available for order, which means the fundraising can commence! πŸ™Œ Any feedback on how I can improve the designs will be much appreciated.

I’m looking forward to seeing the results and reading your feedback.

TTFN

Lucy Loops πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

 

Running On Adrenaline

Since writing my first blog, my mind has not switched off. I’ve been in cahoots with friends for fundraising ideas, and one that’s been buzzing aroundΒ is to design a cupcake.

We all know how much I class myself as a Star Baker. πŸͺ🍩🍰πŸ₯§

The idea it’s self is to mix, bake, and sell them, giving all proceeds to Pancreatic Cancer. Currently, my friend Danielle and I, are constructing some designs to see what works (I will share these designs at a later date). I need to crack on, and chat with Pan Can to see if this is OK and get the go-ahead.

The plan once we’ve designed these, is to have a little feedback – this is where you guys come in! 😊😁 I will try and Β use my non-existent whizz kid skills on the computer, to create a poll, and I would like you all to vote on the preferred design. SIMPLES!

I just need to muster some artistic flare from somewhere…maybe Mary Berry can help? Anyone got any contacts πŸ˜‰πŸ˜† #icandream

Training this week has started. As some of you may or may not know, I had abdominal surgery a little while ago. I have a few weeks before I am given the A-OK, so I’ve decided to start walking. This has helped set up my routine, and as I am basically starting from a couch potato position, it’s also helping to build up my strength and fitness again. I’m pretty much getting up…getting my running clothes on…and walking/talking/singing to myself.

Singing? Talking to yourself? That’s what crazy people do Lucy! Well, apart from being slightly barmy myself, I’m trying to document my training through the world of vlogging.

It’s not going well. In fact…I don’t want to talk about it. πŸ™ˆ Trust me.

Let’s see what next week brings 😊 get your fingers ready to vote! And be prepared to wear purple, πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰ everything is going to be purplicious.

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TTFN – Lucy Loops πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

 

 

Let Me Introduce Myself

I’m trying to concentrate on this, while watching ‘Atypical’, (if you haven’t added it to your Netflix list yet, I heavily suggest you should). In between my concentration on the TV screen, and giving about…55% attention to my phone, I thought I’d write a blog.

I’ve thought about writing a blog for some time, though so many do it, and I don’t really have anything particularly exciting to share. Well, apart from I like to bake cakes, I collect Lego, and I generally waste my time wishing I was somewhere other than where I am. It’s only up until recently, that some things have landed in front of me, and made me realise that writing a blog would be possible.

This week, I decided to check my emails. Most people do this daily: not me. When I broke up from school in the summer (July), I hadn’t checked my personal emails for nearly 8 weeks.

Don’t judge. πŸ˜…

Upon deciding to go through 240 plus emails (no joke), I saw as quoted from Aladdin, “The diamond in the rough”. This email, told me I was going to be part of the Pancreatic Cancer UK team, running the London Marathon 2019! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱Can I just say, you may judge me for using emoji’s, but quite frankly, I bloody love using them. And if you know me, you know I’ll send the majority of my responses, in the shape of an emoji πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ.

With the excitement eventually cooling down, and a few days of my mother and grandmother telling me I’m going to kill myself – no joke. I’ve been thinking of ways to get attention to support my fundraising for this charity. One way, as you now know, is writing a blog.

Through this platform, I intend to detail what I learn about the charity, share my experiences, and of course others, as well as update on planned events, and the many hiccups that will inevitably fall onto my path. Once a week I will update about my training, and the many ways I’m going to make myself fit for the 26.2 miles ahead of me.

Here’s a little about me. I’m the wrong side of 29, (take that as you will, I’m crapping my pants turning 30, and that’s approaching fast). I live with my partner Craig, and we recently moved out. It’s on-going, but we’re adjusting to each other’s weird habits; apparently making tea bag towers isn’t OK. Especially when green stuff, like mould I think they call it, grows from it πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ.

So one thing is, why did I choose Pancreatic Cancer UK. Well, there’s two special people that I am personally running for. Right now…isn’t the time to share their stories, but over time, I’m hoping to tell you what I know of this illness.

Your support, ideas, and encouragement, will be appreciated. Tune in next week for the next instalment of Loops, trying to train her legs off, and make it sound professional yet wonderful. 😊

TTFN

Lucy LoopsπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ