A pretty eventful run yesterday and nothing to do with a PB! Although it might be a PB in the amount of obstacles and things that kept NOT going according to the plan. SaskieAllieCat had me musing about my C25K journey so far. I thought I would share my thinking about my not so great run, but a run all the same. I had what seemed like every obstacle thrown at me yesterday. Turning back for my waterproof jacket, traffic, uncharged headphones, then with a 6k in mind, uncharged phone... during the run it cut out 🔨 🔨 🔨🤷🏽♀️ . But I also quite smartly asked myself ‘what’s the point’? And although it was more of a frustrated question, I was still running and I got the answer! And most importantly, I just kept on running.
Looking back, 5 months ago, I was taking on a massive, humongous challenge, but for reasons that are close to my heart. I still thought it must be one of those mid-life crisis things that people talk about, when you get some big idea 💡 that despite fast approaching the big 50, I might be able to do something that I’ve never done before in almost 49 years 🤨🙄. But I said to myself I have just over a year to get this done (hence the name). Despite the 9 week programme 🤣!) I really wasn’t planning to fail. Quite the opposite in fact. I just thought, I’m not going to stop until I complete it. So failing at any point was not going to phase me. I just couldn’t see ME doing it in 9 weeks 🙇🏽♀️. And then the C25K magic happened for ME! 🙋🏽♀️🤩 By the time I did the charity 5k run I registered for a couple of weeks after I started (being about 12 weeks ahead, I had planned to run as much as I could in memory of my brother and the reason why I started this programme)......I ran all the way🙋🏽♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️! What a day!! 😁😭😁😭🤩!
That’s why for me, every run is a win 🏆, that nothing will be able to stop me laughing and smiling about. I can certainly find the humour in my imperfections. I’m perfectly imperfect! We all are! 😉 The runs that aren’t so great are only a reminder that I am human and it’s a gift to be alive to experience the calamities of life. 😂! Sometimes, that’s really all we need to keep things in perspective.
That particular disorganised run is now history! Time to run on!! 🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️💪🏽
So no matter how challenging this running thing sometimes is! You just keep going and you will get there! Remembering that you’re human, loving the great runs, of course👌🏽, but loving the not so great ones too 😍. We are doing better and getting better every single time we go out there!!
Happy running Runners at every stage of this amazing programme! ❤️