On Saturday, I partook in the annual Sisters with Blisters walk hosted by 1st for Women insurance. It is a walk to raise awareness about Women and Child Abuse, and we kept repeating the motto, “There’s no excuse for abuse!”
Most people dress up for the event – there were fairies, and babies, and men in fishnet stockings and heels. Quite a few people walk in high heels (I’m not brave enough for this). There is an 8km and 4km walk, and we had entered to do the 8km.
It didn’t all go according to plan, as the journey that should have taken us 15 minutes max to get there, took over an hour. Traffic was badly backed-up (mostly because it was a single-lane road suddenly filled with thousands of cars). At one stage, we literally didn’t move AT ALL. This of course, made us exceptionally late and we missed the start of the 8km walk. Needless to say, I was not impressed.
We were there in time for the 4km, at least – so I suppose it’s better than nothing. The walk was very easy, but it got pretty hot seeing as we started so late. When we finished the 4km, we found a massive crowd of people that had all arrived late, waiting to walk the 4km which had to be started all over again. It really was badly organized. Luckily, we parked in an area which meant we could leave quickly – but my friend Lani was stuck in the parking lot for almost an hour!
If you know me at all, you’ll know that I love dressing up. We decided to go as literal Sisters (aka Nuns). I had a major career fail, as I didn’t even think to dress up as a Nursing Sister, but anywhooooo…
Check out www.sisterswithblisters.co.za for more information.