It's not been a great week.
My lovely hairdresser's husband has died after a long struggle with liver cancer, and I have just heard that my cousin has to have another stem cell transplant after Christmas and that a friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
I was talking myself out of a run today because my hip is niggling a bit and I knew it would be very muddy down the farm track where I run.
But I'm glad I decided to go after all just because I can, and because there may come a day when I can't any more.
Make the most of the day and rejoice in your ability to run - however slow a pace or short a distance.