I have realised that my first two posts have been a bit negative, and I’m really not a negative person! Quite the opposite actually! I can find a positive side to pretty much anything!
So today I’m going to tell you about my true love! Running!
I discovered running 11 years ago! I’d lost a lot of weight swimming, and wanted to try something different! So I tried running! It was before the days of C25K’s, so I started off running between lampposts & fell head over heels in love with that magical feeling.
Since then, I’ve ran on and off with random breaks, but always missed it enough to want to get back to it!
I’ve entered a few 5k, 10k races, and one half marathon!
And now I’m attempting to get back to it, after almost 6 months – the longest break I’ve ever had – and I have missed it so much! I’m having to take it really slow, I’ve been following a C25K for 6 weeks now, and I’ve just done week 3, day 2 – so that’s how slow I’m progressing. Oh but what a feeling! It’s the toughest thing ever, but so good to just run for 3 minutes!
So – running to me! It’s my time! When I’m out there, I’m not a wife, a mum, a colleague, or a worker, I’m not a daughter or a friend, I’m just me! Sometimes I run with music on, and get lost listening to my favourite songs, other times – mainly when I run early in the morning – I listen to the world around me, the birds tweeting, the breeze rustling through the leaves, the distant hum of a lone car. I get lost in my thoughts, I put the world to rights, I run off my sadness, or I concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other, or I run just for the pure joy of it, or because the sun is shining! (Although I do love to run in the rain!)
I’m never going to break any records, I’m a plodder, and now with my dodgy kidney, it’s highly unlikely I will run the marathon I had always hoped to one day! But I will continue, and I will get back to running 5k again on a regular basis, I love it too much to stop!