Sunday, 21 July 2013

Race for Life 2013

Joey and I completed the 5km Race for Life course this morning, raising money for Cancer Research UK. It was such a lot of fun, and there is always such a great atmosphere at these events. The course was around a huge park and along country lanes, and despite the heat wave we're having here in the UK, it stayed fairly cool for us this morning, which was such a relief! Joey went around the course in my Didymos Flamenco Hemp Indio, and was so comfortable that he fell asleep for a lot of it!
All participants are given a sign to wear on their backs, where they can write who they're dedicating their run/jog/walk to. Its always quite emotional reading some of these signs, especially those of the youngsters doing the race, as there are many dedicated to parents they have lost at such a young age, and one today on the back of a young girl read 'for those who have survived cancer, like me'. I dedicated my race to my aunty Tina, who bravely battled breast cancer a few years ago, and thankfully beat it, thanks to new drugs developed by Cancer Research UK.

We were the only babywearers at the Race for Life I went to today, but I've seen pictures from other places in the country where groups of babywearers have done the race together! I had many lovely comments though, and so many people were intrigued by Joey riding on my back so easily. It was a really lovely morning, for a very worthy cause.


  1. How neat! You guys looks fantastic. What carry are you doing?

    1. Thank you! We had a lot of fun :D I did a variation of the Double Hammock, which I think has been named 'Wendy's Double Hammock'. It ties at the shoulder and has leg passes. I had really long tails so just took them around and tied them under Joey. I'll try and do a tutorial for this carry soon, as it is currently my favourite back carry :D