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I'm back ( if you will have me 😊)

Jingle_berry profile image

Good morning ( just). I haven't posted for ages, because I haven't had anything to post about for ages ( ie no running!).

My life has been rather hectic due to family illnesses, but my mums terminal cancer diagnosis has kicked me back into action for a number of reasons.

1) I need to be fit and well to help to look after my parents, do my job and have my own life

2) Running gives me time to focus on me and get my head together for the day ahead

3) I've signed up for Race for Life in June and lots of very generous people have sponsored me to run in support of my wonderful mum

4) I actually quite like it and especially like my pink trainers 😊

5) when I am running regularly, I take more care with the fuel that goes in my body making better choices for meals and snacks

6) I've missed this fantastic forum and you wonderful people

So - I am back. I began last week and started at week 5, and was pleasantly surprised I still knew how to do it!!! Today I completed w6 r3 - 25 mins without stopping 😊. Neither my head nor body was sure, but I decided to put on my magic headphones ( I believe that they make me invisible) and set off. With my magic earphones, if I decided I needed to stop, I just could, because no one would know because they can't see me, but I did it 😊. Feeling chuffed, positive and back in the zone πŸ˜‰

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Millsie-J profile image

Hello and welcome back.

I am very sorry to hear about your family health issues. Please accept my best wishes for you all.

I came to running under similar circumstances . That 'you time' is so important when things are tough and I find it keeps me getting out there and helps me cope. So please do try to continue that focus on yourself as well as on others. It will keep you strong in many ways.

Good luck with your fabulous sponsored run πŸ‘πŸΌ

Millsie-J - that is a warm hug of a welcome back. Thank you 😊

McFitty profile image

I need a pair of those headphones!!!

So lovely to have you posting again Jingle. We missed you. So sorry to hear about your Mum though.. As Jacs said, so many of us came to running through similar circumstances and the discipline and escapism are a wonderful combination. Wonderful that you have the support through race for life too. Good luck in June and lovely to have you back ☺

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Jingle_berry in reply to McFitty

Thank you so much McFitty. I've been away too long, but it still feels like I've come back home xxx

Looking forward to reading and catching up with everyone's adventures! I've 'lurked' for a while, but now I'm back with my best foot forward 😊

JaySeeSkinny profile image

Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your Mum. What make are your magic headphones? We could all do with some - they sound brilliantπŸ‘

Lol! My answer JaySeeSkinny may only disappoint I'm afraid!!

Since I started running, I decided that if I couldn't hear anything but Laura ( from the c25k podcast), then no one but Laura could see me!!! πŸ˜‚

It's like an invisibility cloak that I just put on my ears!!! I concentrate only on me, my feet, my breathing, not falling over and what I can hear - everything and everyone else disappears πŸ˜‰

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Oldfloss profile image

Hey you... I wondered where you were..:)

A huge welcome back and a huge hug to you, for all you are going through.

Brave, brave girl... out there and doing it, for those you love... we are right behind you!

We need a pikkie of the pink trainers I feel.... :)

I am out for a fields run tomorrow, I shall take you with me.. :) It's okay, it is a long slow Sunday run:)

Keep posting and be strong :) xxxx

Thanks Oldfloss 😊. I'm looking forward to our field trip tomorrow 😊

Welcome back and sorry things are tough. Hope you continue to find the running helps you keep strong.

Thanks ancientrunner. It's good to be back 😊

Well done for today.... running will I'm sure be great therapy.

Sounds like you have a lot to cope with ,sorry to hear about your mum's diagnosis. ... you are doing all the right things to stay strong.... x

aliboo70 - thank you. I shall keep on keeping on 😊

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