The Gallery — Sport

It might not have escaped your attention but I am not a natural athlete.   I don’t really do sport.   I never have.   I was the last one to be picked for a team in school.   In fact I wasn’t picked.   Technically I was “allocated” to a team as I was always left over at the end.   I vividly remember still having a lap to do at school’s sports day when I was told to do the 800m.   Everybody else had done their two laps as I started my final lap.

So yeah.  Running in public or in fact doing any kind of sport with an audience is not high on my list of priorities.    But when Tara announced that the theme for the Gallery this week was “sport” in recognition of Sport Relief I just had to get involved.

PS, thank you Tara.  You have always been hugely supportive of the Team Honk antics and it is very much appreciated.

But where do I find a picture of me being sporty?   There are no such pics.

The above though is what sport means to me this year.   That is Team Fleet who completed a four mile walk as part of #TeamHonkRelay this year, in the pouring rain.    It was a great day and we were all hugely proud of our leg.   It was Andy’s birthday and he celebrated by pushing Sarah in her newly acquired wheelchair by way of celebration.    At the end of our leg were bacon sandwiches and a stroll into my daughter’s school to the sounds of Chariots of Fire that Andy was blasting from his portable speaker.

Or there are the below two pics.   The one on the left is me on a treadmill.   An actual treadmill.   Not that it was turned on but I am technically standing on it.   Taken by Sophie at Franglaise Mummy when we went up to see Jo Wiley do her bit for Sport Relief.   The one on the right is indeed Ms Wiley with the bottle of Jack Daniels I took along as she mentioned she was looking forward to a whisky at the end.   That pic was taken by Vanessa at HPMQ.



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