When I first signed up to this a month ago (3rd July), I was doing it for me and to lead a good example to my young children. Then 2 weeks in I saw a post from a charity that's very close to my heart. Millies Trust. Not sure if you'll know them but they're a Manchester based charity who provide paediatric first aid course around the UK after their baby daughter sadly lost her life due to choking. She died in 2012 when my daughter was just a few weeks old. Anyway, they asked for people to sign up to a virtual race. I saw that 5km was an option and it could be done by running or walking or both. Perfect. So I signed up and decided end of August. But then this morning I started to not trust myself to risk the end of August in case my knee flared up again and I didn't want to let them or myself down. So this morning I decided to push my run 2 by an extra 0.9km from Monday (used Map My Run to plan ahead). Off I went. And when MJ stopped talking to me after the cool down I found that I'd already carried on running (after part of it) down that amazing downhill to home from the other day. All the way through I though of Mille. So although I know I've deviated by adding extra, I'd definitely do it again in a heartbeat for that family and that amazing baby girl.m who's legacy will last a lifetime. So proud of myself right now. But Friday I promise to do run 3 to the letter. Who knows, if my medal arrives in the post by then I may even wear it on the run 😂
Happy Wednesday everyone.