Has been tough to say the least. I try to stick to running 'talk' on here and have definately found light amongst the gloom by stealing a few moments of normality on here over the last few days. Two close family bereavements in less than a week has sort of floored me (one of which was my dear mother). I have however continued to run and yesterday did my long run, which was delayed from the weekend. Didn't really know if my body was up for it, so thought I would just head on out and see how it went. Funny how we need to run sometimes and despite feeling emotionally exhausted this ol' body just kept going and ran that long run and ran it well.
Just wanted to urge others to treasure those runs and use that time to show yourself how strong you are and what you are capable of. I am not the worlds strongest person emotionally (by a long way!) but I felt like a fighter when I got back from my 10k yesterday and that was just what I needed to feel. And that is what running can do for you. x