Reasons to be better than we were

Final long run done this morning before 10k run/race a week tomorrow, 10.55k 1:11:47 available pace 6:48 ..

Just doing a couple of 3-4k runs in the week to keep my legs ticking over. What an I hoping for from the race, 1 just getting round 2 to enjoy the atmosphere 3 hopefully 65 mins

Really the time doesn't matter to much , it has been a longish road to finally run in a race , fingers crossed my son will be at the finish which means the world to me .

I Really stopped smoking over 2 years ago and started down the road to a better, healthier life so that god willing I will be around longer for him , he is 12 and has special needs and is one special boy to me .

Also it is 2 fingers up to my doc who said i would go back to smoking haha I am stronger than you thought !!

31 Replies

oldest โ€ข newest
  • Hi Rob! My two boys were one of the reasons I sought a healthier lifestyle. They are so proud of what I have achieved with my running, and hi-fiving them as I ran around the Great Bristol 10k a few weeks back, made me feel so proud๐Ÿ˜€ Sounds like you have made massive changes to your lifestyle, and it will be a very special moment when you complete that race next week, and yep, I bet your son will be proud of you too! We push ourselves that extra mile for our kids I think; mine have certainly made me a stronger person. Enjoy your next two shorter runs and have a fab time running that 10k next week. You will be fab๐Ÿ™‚!

  • Thanks Sandraj39 it is true what strength and motivation we can get from our children ๐Ÿ˜Š

    It will one heck of a day ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • You will do it Slow_Rob and good for you, that must have been difficult giving up smoking?

  • Thanks Mat30 , it felt hard at times but looking back it wasn't as bad as it could have been, like running it is very much a mental challenge .

  • Great post Rob...what a reason to run. Lucky boy... and lucky you :)

    Looking forward to your race post :)

  • Thanks Oldfloss โ˜บ

  • Plans going really well slow rob.. well done.. good luck for next week.. I'm sure you will be awesome!!!

  • Thanks sparky66 , it has come round quicker than I thought

  • Sounds like a great training run rob,your son will be very proud of you im sure ๐Ÿ˜Šgood luck for your race x

  • Thanks aliboo70 the bling is his โ˜บ xx

  • What a difference a couple of years make! Enjoy your run. Really glad your doctor was wrong!

  • Thanks JaySeeSkinny , he couldn't have been more wrong !

  • You've overcome obstacles and worked very hard to get to this race Rob so you are entitled to enjoy every single minute. And how special that your son will be there. A magic memory in the making no doubt.

    I can't believe a doctor said that to you. I hope you've seen him/her since and put them straight, oh, and told them you're about to run a 10K race!

    You'll be brilliant in the race, I have no doubt. x

  • Thanks IP ๐Ÿ˜Šoh my doc is a real people person ๐Ÿ˜‰i have every intention of telling him ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I know, I've been trying to figure out whether the doc was a bit off in his manner or actually very clever. Anyhow great that Rob has proved him wrong!

  • Well done with the smoking Slow_Rob . Nothing like help & encouragement from your doc, eh?

  • Thanks 90ldfinch hmmm no comment ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Maybe that doctor had your number and knew the dissing was what would make you determined to not to start again?! But well done and enjoy your race.

    I feel much the same about my own vulnerable young person... but I have to say that my husband's plan to be immortal and work forever isn't sustainable (I say plan... unlike me he is not doing anything which makes longer fitter life likely...)

  • Thanks GoogleMe โ˜บ

    Well done to you on making those changes ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Brilliant... And it sounds like you are so proud of your boy.... That's going to be so good to see him there at the finish line...It's a great feeling to put 2 fingers up to the doc too eh!!! Good luck next week ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Thank you ju-ju- ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Well done Rob. I packed in the fags 6 years ago, best thing I've ever done! Oh, and your doc sounds a complete a**e. Brilliant for proving him wrong.

    Good luck with the race.

  • Thanks boogie991 โ˜บhe is an right a**e !!

  • Aw our lovely Rob, what a fab post , loved it !

    Well done on packing the fags in , Ive been packed in for 4 years this September after 30 odd years of smoking 25 a day . It was tough and it took me ages to resist the urge of wrestling someone to the ground if they passed me with a fag in their hand. Ha ha :-)

    Your boy is going to be so proud of you ( I'm sure he is already ! ) Will be so lovely to see him at the finishing line for you .

    Good Luck, you can do this ! :-) xxx

  • Awww thanks poppypug โ˜บ I wasn't quite that bad , close though haha

    It will be a very special day ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

  • Ha ha well done Steve. I'm literally sticking two fingers up to your doc as well!

    I gave up the gaspers and the booze. It's never too late folks!!!!!!!!! Best thing you'll ever do, that and taking up C25k. Life changing stuff it really is

    It's so important to be fit and well for our children isn't it. You should be very proud Rob. Happy running to you. Cheers! (cuppa tea raised)

  • Good luck for the race Rob. I think you're well prepared, so set off to enjoy it. Your lad will be proud of his dad.

  • Thanks boptillyoudrop49 โ˜บ

  • Congratulations for kicking the habit and replacing it by a healthy one - Your son can be well proud of his Dad. Enjoy your race and tell us how it went!

  • Thanks mfamilias ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Can't believe I didn't reply to the post when you first wrote it, not_so_slow_rob. Really hope the race went well. You've done yourself and your son proud with everything you've achieved so far, in the face of disbelief form your doc. Getting through the race will be your proof. ๐Ÿ…

    It hasn't been an easy journey for you, what with your injury, but it's been a journey well run. Be proud, my friend, be proud x

You may also like...