Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sunday Funday

After a great day on Saturday in Exeter at the blog social, I was back in Exeter on Sunday as well.

The day started with another 6.30am alarm so I could ride Fern before going out. 

We went for a lovely ride in the glorious sunshine. I did go galloping across a field in the sun and just put my hands in the air like I was flying. Not entirely sure what came over me but the feeling of freedom is just the best. Out on my horse, flying across a field in the blazing sunshine... that is my absolute happiest place in the world!

Just as we started to turn for home, the "mizzle" (real Devonshire word for you right there!! Somewhere between mist and drizzle) started. From bright hot sunshine to soggy in a very short space of time - typical!

We passed a lady with a Cairn Terrier and a leggy JRT on our way home so I had a quick chat with her and said I had the same combination of trouble!

By the time we got home, it was proper drizzle and yet again, we got a bit damp! I was out for about an hour and a half which wasn't bad.

We set off to Exeter Racecourse for the Children's Hospice South West Rainbow Run

I did my first ever Race For Life last year and really enjoyed it so when I saw a rainbow run advertised, I signed us up straight away! 
It is a 5k race (just over 3 miles) and as you go round, you go through paint stations and they chuck powder paint over you.
The start in our crystal white shirts!
I love doing charity events because it's a fun day out and a challenge and all the proceeds go to charity. I don't like asking people for money so I don't actively collect sponsorship money but people often say they would like to sponsor me so that is fine by me and I don't feel like a bailiff asking for money!

I have to admit I was very surprised that I was as fit as I was because I haven't been doing much running due to my injuries. We easily jogged over a mile and I only had to walk for a bit because I got a stitch. Annoying! I was getting into my pace and really enjoying the challenge!
I wish I'd have timed my run but I'll remember next time!
The final paint station before the finish

It was so much fun and we'll definitely be back next year. I definitely recommend doing charity runs or bike rides. You don't have to be fit, you can walk round but the atmosphere is brilliant and it's a great day out for a worthwhile cause!


The afternoon was spent walking the dogs in the park with my friend and her gorgeous little boy followed by tea and cake at home.

Brilliant day and I was totally exercised out - 1.5hour horse ride, 5k run and then a dog walk. Eesh!



  1. Paint runs are such fun! I did one last year for my local hospice - such a great way to raise dosh for charity.
    Well done you.
    M x Life Outside London

  2. This looks like so much fun & for a great cause too :) I've have to look into doing one. Awesome! x

  3. Looks like so much fun! :) Well done for the run! :) x