I was looking at my Garmin stats for my year since graduating and it is an interesting picture! In November 2016, I was finding my feet after graduating and trying to create a running habit hence my lower monthly mileage. December saw some hip flexor issues so I kept going out but didn't chase distance whilst stretching. January was a new year and a new goal of a 10k so training began in earnest and so did my mileage. February I achieved that elusive 10k but fell off a curb jarring my back in the process. That resulted in a spell on the IC, boohoo. Rest and painkillers got me back running in march with a new plan over March to May to get back to 10k for an event at the beginning of June. Post event I had the blues and needed to find some mojo for the rest of June. July was the start of the guilt battle between running and the kids being home on holidays! I remedied this with the trio accompanying my runs on their bikes whilst I started a 10 mile training plan for July-October! The mileage has gone up again in the last couple of months until I reached 10 miles. My pace has improved from my c25k days from 11 minute miles to 9.35-10.25 minute miles when my legs play the game, spikes in pace are evident in June and October from the training plans. Now I need to keep the flow of running going despite my ankle niggles. I hope to keep running 30+ miles a month if I can. I am proud of my journey and hope this continues as my new way of life.