Todays deep and meaningful blog comes to you courtesy of madam who asked me two questions this week that I thought I would share with you…..
- Why did you start running? Madam cannot remember a mum who did not run, but this was not always the case. I have always been fairly active, swimming, badminton, tennis, cycling but running? Never. Coming from an athletic family you would think I would have taken it up earlier, but no I imagine the same reason was why I didn’t. Anyway my answer to madam was quick and I thought very funny ‘to get away from you’ I told her falling about laughing, she however did not find this amusing at ALL! This in part was true though. Madam was a velcro toddler never leaving my side, creating when left with Dad, grandparents and at nursery. I ran for me time. The main reason was training for Race for Life, I decided to do this when hearing that a dear friend many miles away had cancer and I wanted to do something and the distance made anything else difficult. (3 miles seems just a small distance now compared to what I do now). Sometimes whilst out running I think of her and imagine her looking down smiling and saying ‘I am the reason your out doing that’ I think she would find it hilarious! That was nine years ago and shazruns has evolved, running is now part of me and part of who I am. There are times whan I run more than others like January and June, there are times when I enjoy it more than others but run I do and run I will.
- When will you stop running? That was simple-when I cant do it anymore.
Today was a tempo 5 miles. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t pacy. It wasn’t 5 miles! Janathon is done.
I leave you with pictures of Oscar to prove that despite popular opinion he does move during the day………………..
sometimes he comes down and looks out of the window, see so not lazy at all!