Thank you all so much for all your support and donations to my Race for Life page. I am in awe of the wonderful and kind response I have had from so very many of you.
And yes, I have run again. Encouraged by you guys and by my family almost booting me out of the door! I didn't think I wanted to but once I started I didn't want to stop. Thank goodness for rain and quiet country lanes. I felt like I could break in two halfway through the first run and had to stop unable to breathe, doubled over and crying my eyes out, only to find a row of sheep staring at me through the fence when I had recovered. One of those silly situations where you don't know whether to laugh or cry! But that was that. My second 10k for Derek. Followed by a 5k run and then the funeral.
It's very strange to wake up in an empty house and that was it for me. I needed to be out and I left home without rhyme or reason and just ran. I don't think I saw views at all. I could hear the birds singing and that was about it. I just ran. For 13.5k. My longest run ever. And today I did my first sub 30 min 5k. All for Derek. And I felt like he was with me every step of the way.
So, yes, I owe you all a very massive thank you! Without you I might not have taken that first step outside so soon, nor have realised how much I need it. So thank you all! xxx