Well I haven't posted on here for a long while but I'm still here and still running. Unlike a lot of you I can't pinpoint the exact date I started running but looking back on my first post it would seem that I have been running for a year now.
As a lot of you will know this has been quite a journey for me as I started running after we found out my husband had cancer so that I could do the Race for Life for him. He was my absolute rock and support throughout the start of all of this and was so proud of me as I progressed through (and finished) the program and that meant the world to me. Again, as a lot of you will know, he sadly died before that race so it was a very emotional one for me.
Running became very cathartic and I would have fallen apart without that release. I then spent 3 months running in between having colds, tummy bugs and the mother of all blisters and it seemed I could never quite get on top of things for a while. I would run for a couple of weeks and then be ill. Grief does strange things to a body.
But here I am reflecting on my year's journey. I have finally had four weeks of running without having to have a break so fingers crossed my immune system is back on par again and I can start building up the distance again. So yes, I'm still here, still running and finally plucked up the courage to do a Park Run! I'm not sure if I will make it a regular occurrence but I certainly enjoyed it and may well go again at some point. But it seemed like an apt thing to do to celebrate a year's worth of running
So... keep smiling and keep running