Well, you all know I did it because I bashed out a quick post this morning, but it’s kind of a done thing to do a meditative post after 9:3 and there just wasn’t time then, so here it is now.
I never thought I could do this. I’d never run more than a minute in my life. I did it for my kids (both almost a foot taller than me now !), to show them that healthy change was possible. That might have been enough to get me through, but it didn’t have to be, because you were there. You’ve been my lifeline all through this, and not just for running. Even on the days when the Black Dog looked like a Rottweiler/Rhino combo, I got out of bed and out running because I knew you were all believing in me and running with me. So thanks again !
What have I learned ? That I can run, or at least jog, for as long as I want, if I work at it. That running is great for all sorts of unexpected things, like skin quality and breathing and lateral thinking. That change is possible and can be fun. That there are many many wonderful kind funny friendly people out there if you look in the right place - oh, I’m back to you again !
What next ? I just can’t get the local 10k hill climb out of my head. I’m going to consolidate and then try to extend my runs. I’m going to keep up the Strength and Flex podcasts. And in between all that, I’m going to do C25k again. Uphill 😄 Finally, at last, I feel I have a reason to get rid of Ethel. Without her on my back I’ll go faster and further. So healthy eating is the next big change. Watch this space, and happy running to you all x