Wednesday, 30 March 2011

2011 in 2011 !!



Meet Shona ! She has set herself an amazing challenge 2011 In 2011 ! and its just as it sounds.
She aims to run 2011km during the course of this year - for those of us - like me ,who still work in old money thats 1,250 miles ! Shona`s godmother Sue was diagnosed with M.N.D. in 2009 , since then she has had to learn to adjust to life with less and less strength in her arms and further more prepare herself and her family for an uncertain future. This has been Shona`s motivation.
Shona writes .....

I knew this isn`t going to be easy but I want to do a challenge , something fairly unique and worthy of donations to my chosen charity the MNDA , I plan to run the equivalent of a marathon a week , every week this year ! [ Wow ! ]
Shona is at present spending three months in the U.S.A. and has just completed The Gusher half marathon , in Beaumont Texas. Her regular run is about 7 miles - The Gusher half marathon is 13.1 ! She writes- I had never run that far all in one go ! but I managed to complete the marathon in 1.57 a personnel best !
Pictured below is Shona [ wearing her MND band of course ! ] taking a well earned rest after completing the run.
Please if you get a moment pop to Shona`s blog and leave her an encouraging comment - I know she would greatly appreciate it - you can also make a donation at this site if you so wish.
http://shona2011.blogspot.com/




I love what you are doing Shona - wishing you lots of luck - I will be following your adventures and progress on your blog xx
Anyone else out there doing any fundraising for MND ? Why not buy a band - send in a photograph wearing it and along with details of what you are doing when and where - and I will give you a mention on the blog !

10 comments:

Terry said...

What an inspiring young lady!

Denise said...

This lady has a lot of heart and she is a great role model for all of us. Hi Janet, thank you for stopping by my blog. I have tried to send you an e-mail but can't get mine to work through your link. Cyber gremlins at work I guess. I wanted to thank you for the bracelets which arrived, and I will do as you requested and be sure to send the photo to you. Could you please send me your e-mail to mine at luvinwildlife@gmail.com I think it will work better that way. Thanks again Janet, I will be honored to wear your bracelet and pass the others along.

Janet said...

Thanks Denise-glad the bands arrived safely, looking forward to seeing the photographs !xx

Diane said...

What a lovely lady - I really wish her well. xxx

Shona said...

Thank you so much Janet! xx

Janet said...

Shona -you are welcome ! keep up the good work xx

Sharon said...

Shona is going to do a lot of running, that's for sure! What a great tribute to her Grandmother and all the others (including Andrew) with MND! Great job Girl!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a super young lady doing that for her Granny......

Gill in Canada

Janet said...

Godmother !!!!!!!!xx

Jim said...

Incredible! Shona is one determined woman. Good luck to her!