I've just had the best run EVER, EVER, EVER!
Some friends on this forum will know that my 28 yr old daughter had a kidney transplant late October. This was in response to a rare disease she was suddenly diagnosed with when she was 10.
Since the operation she has continued to be stoic, and has worked hard to regain strength and stamina, walking further everyday, and then walking faster too and generally getting back to a fuller life!
After checking with her wonderful NHS clinical experts, today she asked if I would join her on her next stage of the recovery..........Moving into running using C25k! An invitation there was no way I could refuse!
So in the low bright winter sun, in fresh sparkly conditions, we went to a local recreation field where I knew the surrounding paths are gravel, there was therefore not a sign of ice under foot. As I had done a parkrun yesterday I used my run for recovery, very slow very steady. When my girly ran I ran, when she walked I walked, constantly passing on the pathways on the sunny sides of the fields. We both had enormous smiles on our faces through out, and lots of high fives between us!
My darling daughter managed to cover 4.5k including the warm up/down walks, but slow and steady throughout. The first running since her op and indeed a long while before that due to her condition leaving her feeling exhausted most of the time. Tomorrow she goes back to London and continues to heal and recover further until she can go back to her beloved teaching role, hopefully in the not too distant future. I think this programme will help if she continues slow and steady.
A great start to the new year, and the best run ever! 🤗🏃🏼♀️🍾
Happy running everyone!