Hello, hello, hello!! Ahh I’m so sorry! I’ve not forgotten all of yous, I promise! I’ve been totally busy this month! Sooo much homework and so many tests to study for! I get a biology test every week! It’s madddd!! But anyway, enough with the excuses, I’m actually so sorry I’ve not been on here for awhile I’ll try to put something else up withing the next week or so 🙂
Ok, so since I left you all ( 😥 ) soooo much has been happening! Especially in the past couple weeks! I’ve a mini listy thingamajig of wee updates on life in general before I get to the main post :’) so here we go!
1. I started karate lessons. :O Yes, I am training to be a ninja. Haha, nah, but one of my good friends asked me to come along just to see if I’d like to join, so I went to my first session last Saturday, and it was amazing! So from here on out I am an official karate student! Even ordered a suit!
2. Music lessons are starting back soon! Yay! I need to get practicing if I want to pass my exams
3. In school on a Wednesday I get to go into the primary next to my highschool and lead wee primary 6 and 7’s in sports games and that kind of thing. I might put an actual post up about that because there’s so much to say about it!
4. I’m starting some volunteer work sometime in the near future (I hope anyway!) A friend of a friend has a place for me at an after school care programme so I might be starting that soon!
Anyway! Thanks for bearing with me through all that! Ok so the main topic of this post is charity. Today me and a couple of my close friends did a charity run with shcools from all around my area to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice. We ran/power walked 6 kilometers. It was such a great experience and I’m definetly going to do it again next year because it was well worth it. If any of you ever get the chance to do a charity run, I’d totally recommend it, because it’s for a great cause and it’s a lot of fun. But other than that I wanted to give a few do’s and don’ts for charity runs (cause I’m such an expert now, obviously 😉 )
1. Do wear proper running shoes. Ow, ow, ow. I had running shoes but my socks didn’t come quite high enough at the back so just above my heels are rubbed raw from the back of the shoe 😦 Powering through the pain :’)
2. Don’t wear a onsie. Please. Just.. Just no. The amount of girls (I say girls, but there was many a boy too..) in onsies was astounding. I saw cows, srtawberries, kermits, dalmations, spidermans and what looked like an albino pig, pottering along the road. A onsie in your house is semi-acceptable.. But walking and running along the road in public?? No. It should not be done. The albino pig onsie was terrifying. The onsie was all white with a little curly white tail poking out from in between this girl’s bum cheek’s. I tried to get infront of her because I was absolutly terrified at the sight of the little tail bobbing as she walked.
3. Do remember to wear pants. No I don’t mean trousers, I mean pants. As in, underwear. Many a girl was walking about in leggings (rather see through leggings may I add) without a top covering their bums. So everything was set a wobbling when they started running.. But what was even worse was the girls who felt the need to wear a THONG. I think I threw up a little when I saw one particular girl who looked as if she wasn’t wearing any pants. Please, honey, for the sake of my eyesight, and the mental health of the general public, trot off to Primark, grab a pair of one pound pants, put them on and continue the run. Tahh muchly.
4. Don’t wear a country’s flag backwards. So as some of you may know I’m origionally from Australia (woop woop!) Well there was this one boy who was wearing an Australian flag. So naturally I was quite excited to see a fellow Aussie strutting his stuff along the course. I felt so proud and patriotic… Until I noticed the flag on his back. It was the wrong way around. The Union Jack was on the right, not the left. What kind of Australian is this?! I thought Wearing his flag backwards?! I soon overtook him and forgot about him until a while later I was walking behind him again and I told him he had the flag the wrong way around. He replied in a Scottish accent. A Scotsman wearing an Australian flag backwards. Who did he think he was?! Disrespecting me?! My country?! After a while of me and my friends telling him it was the wrong way around, he took it off. Mission accomplished.
So that’s just a few do’s and don’ts for charity runs!! I’ll let you know how much my school managed to raise when I find out!
Does anyone have any interesting charity stories?? Let me know in the comments!!
Thanks for reading! 😀