I commented on a post on here recently about my motivation for running 🏃🏽♀️ and wanted to write something as a ‘memo’ for me. It might feel familiar to some of you or might light a spark...
I run to get away from everything else!
When I started the couch to 5k plan, on 20th July, my husband had left me a few weeks before 😔 We’d had summers full of achievements (mountain climbing mainly) and I wanted to create my own goal. I’d seen this app and my thoughts around running stemmed from awful school cross country runs.
I was lost and unfit so gave this a go!
I’ve learnt so much about myself 😁 Mainly the hard way-I’ll never eat a bacon and egg sandwich before a run again 😂
When I run, I can’t reply to anything other than my body or my 8 year old daughter on her bike/running buddy. I love it so much! I’m free ❤️
I run close to beaches and feel so lucky every time I’m out. I’ve seen the most amazing sunsets and shared most of them with my daughter 🌅
Our bond has become closer than ever, we’ve learnt our new way of life together and I will always be thankful to couch to 5k for that 🙏🏻
I’m on W8R3 tomorrow. I know I’ll always be learning and achieving now I have running. I’ve yet to experience running in the rain 🌧😂
And to all of you on here-running really does give us the gift of life. Use it well 👌🏻🥰