It’s been nearly 3 years since good friend Shauna died – this time of year I start to miss her more than ever. This weekend is a culmination of a few things for me. Firstly, we are off to Hahei, we had to cancel our annual January family holiday because I will be in California, so we are taking 4 days now. House sitters are here with strict instructions on how to feed the fish and water the zinnias. Rum is packed, assignments have been tidied up and we are off.
Funny that this weekend will coincide with the 3rd anniversary of Shauna leaving us, and that I am going to where I always feel closest to her. I can’t wait to run the Cathedral Cove track down to this spot, it’s somewhere amazing.
(Picture taken days after Shauna died, down at Cathedral Cove in Hahei where the Pacific Ocean meats the shoreline. I couldn’t make Shauna’s funeral so I had my own little goodbyes here… writing her name and xoxo in the sand for the waves to carry over to her side of the Pacific. We always said there was only an ocean separating us, this was the best way for me to say goodbye).
I’ve done something else though, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I’ve joined up for the Relay for Life here in Franklin, March 9/10 2013. It’s a 18 hour relay around the track to fundraise for the Cancer Society here in NZ. I have a whole lot of amazing ladies to relay with me, all from MotivateMeNZ (a very cool motivational/supportive/informative healthy eating and fitness resource/forum – really worth a look). We have put together a team and we’ll run/walk/laugh/cry our way around the track, fundraising as much as we can in the hopes of supporting Cancer research in New Zealand.
My fundraising page is here. If you can donate anything, even a dollar, please do so – every single dollar counts. It’s easy to donate and I can see your support.
I’m packing my bags and off to Hahei, can’t wait to run the track, in support of being fitter and healtheir, to feel close to Shauna, and to train for an important event in March. Laters.