The words in question are ‘sport’ and ‘relief’.
To me those words, when placed together, are the biggest oxymoron of them all. ‘Relief’ when taking part in ‘sport’? What type of crazy mad catwoman feels relief when participating in sport? Not me, for one.
I do, however, feel total motherflippin’ relief when it’s god damn mother flippingly over, I’ll tell you that much for free.
Ho hum. I really do envy all you sporty types out there. I, sadly, am not a member of your group.
But anyway, that’s enough of the self-indulgent linguistic pontification.
What it REALLY means is that I’ve gone and got myself involved in a Sport Relief challenge. Bloody-fudging-hell!
For those of you not in the UK, ‘Sport Relief’ is charity event which is an offshoot of ‘Comic Relief’ (the UK’s Red Nose Day) and held in association with BBC Sport. People all over the UK take part in sports challenges which raise money to help vulnerable people both at home and in the world’s poorest countries.
And our challenge is a blogging one for a fundraising group called Team Honk.
I am taking part in a Bloggers Relay from Lands End (Cornwall, England and the island of Great Britain’s most south west extremity) to John O’ Groats (Caithness, Scotland and the island of Great Britain’s most north easterly point).
Over 150 bloggers will be walking, running, swimming, rollerskating, horse and carriaging, ferry catching, lambretta scootering and space hoppering their way thousands of miles over 9 weeks.
On Monday 20th January, #TeamHonkBrighton will be covering the Worthing to Hastings leg (approx. 46 miles) and is made up of the following local bloggers – Sarah from A Field Somewhere, Katie from Hurrah for Gin, Chelle from She Sparkles, Sophie from Cider with Sophie, Katrin from Bare Chic, Di from Super Lucky, Anya from Older Single Mum, and Clare from Little Pink Tea Cup.
Katie and I will be walking 2 miles with our kids in buggies from Saltings Roundabout in Shoreham to Shoreham Harbour, and later on that morning Sarah and I will be snatching the baton, donning fancy dress and riding Micro Scooters for 4 miles from Hove Lagoon to Brighton Marina. We are so thankful to the lovely people at Micro Scooters who have kindly donated us a Micro Floral White Micro Scooter to complete our challenge on (we only had one between us).
Of course, the main aim of this is to raise money for Sports Relief, and we’d be delighted if you could sponsor us for our sporting silliness. So please please please please please dig deep down in the very pits of your pockets and help us to help those in need.
Your financial support will definitely help us through it. In fact, it may even be better than the high levels of relief we feel when we finish, and could even, lord forbid, make the exercise (dare I say it) even enjoyable!
Wish us luck!