Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward
after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha.”
I rather love that quote. I am far away from running our hills in Northumberland. This picture is in Wimbledon, London. I have smiled at the runners running past me as I have walked backwards and forwards through this green area. Last week I had just finished week 8 and was looking forward to running into my graduation week. For the second time in the last 9 weeks I have lost someone close to me, thats why I am here in London with family. During week 5 you picked me up following the loss of my best friend and now at would have been week 9 we lost a family member, again far too soon.
It has been an emotional last 9 weeks, life is rather like running, one minute up and next we are down. I haven't been running for long but it has taught me never to give up. Im travelling home now and I will start running again but I won't start at end of week 8 where I left off, I think I need to take a step or two back. I have smiled and laughed at all of our posts through our 9 week journey to graduation and it keeps me going. I am not destined to take the smooth 9 week path to graduation, mine will be longer, bumpier but I won't give up. Right now I am debating with myself do I take one step back and start at Week 7 or 2 steps back and start at week 6? Any advice from people taking the bumpy long route would be very helpful.