Last year I took part in an epic charity event with the amazing Team Honk in the form of a bloggers relay so when this years charity event was unveiled my name was on the list without question.
6 hours of solid dancing at Wembley arena ….?
The questions however soon came …
Am I fit enough?
Can my battered pelvis take it?
Is it even possible I can get there?
These were all questions that in fairness come hell or high water that were not going to stop me!
Regular readers will know already that I have a long-term pelvic condition called Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction that leaves me in daily pain and hinders some physical movements, so I knew what ever I did I was going to be in pain at the event.
However did it stop me? … Not a blooming chance!
As the day arrived I had mixed emotions, full of anxiety and excitement I was just so very glad that the lovely Penny from Parent Shaped was once again my partner in Team Honk crime … well not actual crime but she was my rock and my walking partner last year so felt relieved to have her by my side again this year.
After a super early start on Sunday 8th March I set out to Penny’s house 20 minutes from mine so we could travel together from Nottingham Train Station and after getting up an hour earlier than needed due to anxiety we were on a roll!
We collected the lovely Marissa from Missy B & Family and Andrea from All You Need Is Love & Cake from the station and thankfully we were collected by are very pleasant driver from Black Lane who whisked us away to Wembley Arena where we were able to titivate ready for the 6 hours of dance that awaited!
Now for the last week I have replayed the Danceathon over and over in my head and I can honestly say that even now, one week on I don’t feel I can adequately describe the atmosphere at the venue were we met up with lots with other Honkers to boogie the afternoon away.
It was truly such an amazing event, I caught up with blogging friends new and old and as the hours ticked by my pain increased … but so did the sweat, laughter and hope that I might just achieve what initially I kind of thought I would fail at.
The support online from friends and family was amazing, not only in sponsoring me, but also tweeting, messaging and watching live from home to try to spot me in the crowd of 2000 dancers.
I don’t think I will ever be able to quantify just how emotionally and physically the Danceathon effected me but I honestly hand on heart, cannot be prouder of such an amazing group of individuals who came together for one cause and gave it everything they had … I was honoured to be a part of something really special ….
If you are interested in seeing more from the day there are a couple of fab videos below:
With thanks Aly at Bug, Bird & Bee for capturing the fantastic Thriller Dance!
Thanks Jane at Practically Perfect Mums for featuring me on your super round-up video!