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Love Gorey

LoveGorey.ie recently and kindly interviewed me for an article and posted it up online, click on the link below for a read. Going through my story from start to finish with someone who hasn’t heard it before gives me a fairly all too vivid reminder of what happened, but also gives me a strong reminder of just how far I’ve come.

https://lovegorey.ie/chris-proby/

As Niamh and I get our apartment decorated for Christmas I think back to the previous few Christmas times I’ve had, in 2015 I was home but between chemotherapy sessions after being diagnosed with cancer the first time, in 2016 I was in hospital after relapsing, and I have to say that I found being in hospital during Christmas was really really difficult, all you can think about is how you should be at home with your family. In 2017 I was home with my family in the all clear but I was really badly ill for the whole winter and was either in bed or on the couch sleeping, it was a miserable winter. So far so good in 2018, I’m just that bit more recovered so I’m hoping that this one will be a good one, I think I’m finally letting my Christmas excitement emerge after a relatively apprehensive lead up to this month.

As for my running, I’m being cautious and taking it fairly easy seeing as I’m back to work now, and I certainly have to manage my energy levels a lot more. I’ve averaged approximately 17kms a week for the last 6 weeks which I’m quite happy about all things considering! I barely got to run at all last winter so I’ll take what I can this winter and just make sure I look after the body, if I could keep ticking over with running regularly through the winter then I’ll be one happy runner.

Three days of work a week for the next 3 weeks which is great followed by the Christmas holidays and then I have 2 weeks off work. I’m enjoying a nice end to this year and hope for a stronger, healthier year next year.

The Never Give Up 5k/10k

In aid of the Irish Cancer Society

I need all the help I can get to try and raise as much money as I can for the Irish Cancer Society and to make this event a successful one, so please spread the word and share it for me if you get the chance, thank you in advance.

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The Never Give Up 5k/10k Medal & Flyer Reveal

The Event

***3 DAYS TO GO***

Registration link:

https://www.popupraces.ie/events/never-give-up-5-10k/

Help me hit 50 by Friday

A reminder that the “really early bird” entry is currently available for both distances for only another 3 days up until this Friday night. It’s the cheapest price you will be able to enter my event at, so why not sign up and make use of the discount. 

I have 45 entries so far, if you’re thinking about registering click on the link below and help me hit 50 by Friday.  

The event is for a great charity, taking place around a beautiful country scenic route, it is chip timed, AAI course measured, there is a medal for all finishers, a trophy for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for male and female in both distances, and there are light refreshments after 🙂

The Medal

I’m absolutely delighted with the medal design, it took a while for myself and the medal designer to get it just right and I’m absolutely delighted with the end product, and I love that we managed to incorporate the purple and gold of the Wexford colours to make it that bit more unique.

The Flyer 

As for the flyer, I’m absolutely delighted with it, I pretty much only provided the details of the event to the designer and that was the end result. I was lucky enough to be able to call in a favour from someone close who designed it for me. I liked it so much I didn’t even need to ask for any changes to be made, now I’m able to use the design for the physical flyers I plan to distribute, but also to use it for online sharing.

So that’s the medal and the flyer up and running, it’s a huge start and I’m delighted to have both completed before Christmas, lots more to do, I’m certainly being kept very busy with the event but I’m really enjoying it. I have been planning it in my head since I was in hospital battling my illness, so I’m just grateful to still be here to actually finally get it up and running.

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Registration link:

https://www.popupraces.ie/events/never-give-up-5-10k/

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Busy, busy, busy!

Life is busy again!

Oh how quickly my life has gotten busy now that I have returned to work, I’m very quickly having to adjust to normal life again, where I had so much time before, it’s not so much the case now as each week passes. Being back in work has certainly started to busy up my days, I’m back to work 4 “weeks” now, and I’m really enjoying it, and as each week arrives my days in work increase. With 4 weeks completed I have another 4 weeks until my Christmas holidays, so between now and then all I want is to make it to Christmas without having to take any sick days in work. Its typical, 2 guys on my team are currently out sick with colds, that’s just how it is at the moment, I just have to try and keep myself out of harms way as best as I can.

Work have been incredibly understanding through my whole illness, they have never put me under any pressure and they held on to my place in the team so I’m absolutely delighted about that. It is the exact same now that I am back at work, they have told me to just do what I can, ease myself back in to it and to take little breaks whenever I need to, or when I start to feel really tired, and I just can’t explain how much that helps me even hearing that!

I have noticed that I’m enjoying my morning rest so much more now on the days I am not at work, so I’m definitely taking advantage of the quiet mornings while I can, especially considering that they will get less and less as the weeks pass. Otherwise, I am back trying to get stuff done while I am not in work, normal person stuff like renewing my health insurance or doing a few jobs in the apartment, and it’s so good to be doing normal day to day things again, I just have to manage my time a bit better now with being back in work and having less time to sort stuff out.

Most importantly, I have my Never Give Up 5k/10k event up and running and registrations are starting to appear already which is amazing, it really does make me happy when I see the numbers increase. It is definitely a huge undertaking for me and a lot of work but it’s something I am enjoying doing and I am getting very good help from those close to me which is great. I will be doing a lot with the event going forward to let people know how it is progressing, but don’t forget to like my NEVER GIVE UP Facebook page for my more regular little updates 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/nevergiveupchrisp/

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https://www.popupraces.ie/events/never-give-up-5-10k/

I hope you like the medal design, it took a fair bit of time to get the design just how I wanted it, but here it is 🙂

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The “Really early bird” option

The Never Give Up 5k/10k

In aid of the Irish Cancer Society

Just a reminder, the “really early bird” rate is currently available for both distances up until the 30th of this month, 3 more weeks. It’s the cheapest price you will be able to enter my event at, so why not sign up and make use of the discount. The event is for a great charity, chip timed, there is a medal for all finishers, trophy for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for male and female in both distances, and there are light refreshments after 🙂

Please SHARE SHARE SHARE and help others by supporting this event.

https://www.popupraces.ie/events/never-give-up-5-10k/

Thank you for reading, please share my story.

To follow me on Instagram search: PROBYC or Chris Proby

To follow me on Facebook search: NEVER GIVE UP