It proved to be a drizzly day but I had sunshine in my heart – with my own two feet I raced on the circuit in Montmelo for two full laps. I’d signed up for Mou-Te per L’Esclerosi Múltiple, a charity race supporting people with MS and their families. As it was a family event, there were activities for everyone including paddock entertainment. For competitors there was a choice of racing on the track by foot, rollerblades or bicycle, and different distances to choose from. In addition, people were taking part running with their family members in wheelchairs and, for the one mile distance, many with obvious difficulty walking took part – all with good spirit and a feeling of inclusion.
We all got an orange t-shirt upon registration and the goody bag contained a mix of sweets, vegetable stock and Pritt sticks – odd, but perfect for the freelance teacher I must add.
Just when I thought I had the perfect life being able to ride my bike all year, have interesting job opportunities and running in amazing places, I get accused of stealing my own bread in our shared flat. Oh, well, some things still need improving.
Photo Courtesy: Christopher Calvert