Up early this morning, usual cuppa to wake me up and then into my running gear and out the door to a cool and breezy morning - perfect for my special run
Some of you said you would be with me today but I decided that I really couldn't have you all waiting around at the finishing post so instead thought you could all run with me......bit of bunching up at the start people but actually we all ran well together. Some of you are really fast - Wow! and those at the back - just plain naughty with all that giggling going on - you know who you are 😂
Seriously though, I put into place everything I have learned, straight back, relaxed shoulders, steady pace, deep breathing (even managed some through my nose!) and most of all just to try and enjoy it.
I wasn't gremlin free but every time they tried it on, I thought of Laura's words and advice and your words and advice and managed to throw them off.
I managed just a few precious minutes when I lost myself, found a rhythm and just relaxed into a run.
The last minute or two were tough but when I finished I felt really chuffed and proud and I mustn't forget.......tired 😂!!
Just about to ask for my shiny badge - I felt I could never achieve that status when I started but here I am graduating 🎓
I feel sure I would have given up on this had this forum not been here, it and therefore by definition you, have inspired me no end. Knowing that you are not alone and that the gremlins and aches and pains and that feeling that you really can't go on, are being experienced by others really helps and gets you through the tough times. The laughter has been invaluable too 😀
Enough now.......I take a bow.......Thank you all..........👏👏
I'll be back 😉