Well today is a very special day for me, One year ago today at the grand young age of 54 I went on my first run after deciding that I wanted to run the Race for Life this July 27th, you see my best friend has cancer for the second time and sadly this time it can't be fixed, I needed to do something to help her fight and happily she is still here fighting.
So much has changed in my life since that first run, where I couldn't manage to run for more than 30 seconds. For one thing I did that first run in old trainers and Tshirt since then my wardrobe has expanded I now have more running clothes than work clothes a GPS watch, at least 6 pairs of running shoes and now run in Luna sandals
I have lost an extra stone in weight, I don't fall asleep as soon as I sit in an armchair, I am not out of puff at the top of the stairs, I walk those stairs instead of taking the elevator, I walk to work letting my hubby have the car and I will be fit enough to run around the park with my new granddaughter when she grows up a wee bit more.
I only found this forum in November 2013 with just a month left to graduation but it has become very precious to me, I have made so many online friends that have enriched my life beyond belief. I thank you one and all for being there.
I did manage to graduate in December doing a Christmas challenge 5K using the same route as a local park run course. It took me a good few minutes longer than the 30 minutes I had built up to running, but I just kept plodding slow and steady, that was ok I knew I had the rest of my life to beat records.
So what happens from today.......well tonight I am going back to the park where I did my graduation run, maybe I will beat my own PB but who knows.............to be continued