For my mum

Today is five years to the day that my lovely mum died. I think about her every day and feel especially close to her when I'm out running.

I went out today, in celebration of her. For this season is beautiful, just as she was, I felt the gentle breeze behind me as her pushing me along. I forgot about how fast I was going or how long I was going to run for and just enjoyed being out and able to run again.

Thanks mum!


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  • A beautiful day to be out running with thoughts of your mum, take care.

  • Yes it was Phil, thanks!

  • What a beautiful sentiment. Autumn is a fabulous season to remember your mum by.

  • Thankyou so much Isabella

  • Sounds like a great run and fab that your mum was helping you along.

    What a lovely way to remember her x

  • Yes! Thanks Ali!

  • What a lovely blog. It's a great way to remember her, I'm sure she would be very proud of you.

  • Thankyou Rollertoaster

  • Dear Gridlet - my lovely mum died 5 years ago today as well - what a coincidence to know there is someone else out there with similar thoughts to mine. My heart goes out to you. I've been inspired to start running by my wonderful wee sister who was going to run the New York marathon today in memory of our mum. I'll never get to her running ability I'm sure but I'm gradually making my way thro the podcasts and for me that's a big thing. I couldn't run today because I was at work but I shall look forward to running with my thoughts tomorrow. Take care and thanks for your post. Our mums would be proud of us.

  • Yes indeed Fittervic! It's a sad thing to share but comforting too, Thankyou and well done for starting this programme. Good luck with it.

  • That's beautiful Gridlet, a very special way to remember your very special mum.

  • Oh I'm crying again now! Thankyou so so much, she was very special and very kind of you to say so.

  • That is lovely x Well done you!

  • Thanks Deryn x

  • Gridlet and fittervic your Mum's are so proud of you. it was so good gridlet that you had no need to thinks of speed when you were running today-this is how it should be every time you run. I bet your mum was pushing you along :-)

  • Thankyou. It was more enjoyable without the pressure of the garmin!

  • A heart felt Thankyou to you all for your very kind comments, they are much appreciated!

  • Leave the Garmin at home-you don't need it! I bet your Mum agrees with me, which is why you enjoyed the run better without it. Run as a free spirit and don't get hyped up re speed anymore :-)

    Colette xx

  • What a wonderful blog - it made me cry. My mother died 6 years ago and it would have been her 95th birthday last Tuesday. The joy I take in trees and sun and sky celebrates her memory far better than a bunch of flowers or a headstone ever could. Thanks for reminding me of that.

  • Yes I agree, londongirl. They will always be with us.

  • What a lovely post. My dad died last August and I am running a 5k charity race on 25th November in his memory. When I am struggling with a run I often imagine him sitting at the lap marker with his favourite glass of whiskey in hand and shouting "run Tommy, run" as I approach him. Really motivates me to keep going. Glad you had a lovely run on her anniversary.

  • It's so sad but comforting at the same time isn't it chusan? The 5k race is a great way to honour him, good luck with it!

  • Now you've got me going too. My Mum died 6 years ago and it feels like yesterday. I miss her so much and wish she could be with me. Our Mothers are so precious, aren't they? Thank you Gridlet for reminding me of what a comfort the love can be and how we can turn the sorrow into something positive.

  • Yes, nevertoolate, our mums are very precious, it's so sad when we lose somebody close but they wouldn't want us to be unhappy so keep running and thinking of your mum x

  • You're absolutely right!

  • Wonderful post, Gridlet! I am sure that she would be incredibly proud of you!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • Aaw! Thanks so much Steve!

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