This week has been a bit mad, both George and Phoebe have colds, I left a lot of my assignment for my distance learning course until the day before deadline, my poor mum ended up back in hospital with cellulitis and I had to make an Easter bonnet for George’s Easter parade, anyone who knows me knows I’m not arty in the slightest, thank goodness for Pinterest! See the photo for the finished product with help of course from my amazing mummy (before she went back into hospital I may add!)
Finding time to run while juggling the two children is tricky, thankfully I have a very understanding and hands on husband who encourages every run I do and does dinner, bath and bed times on his own at times so I can run. He probably thought that once the half marathon was over that would be it, surely he knows me properly by now!!! Pleased to say he is on board with this challenge, will report back on his enthusiasm in July, 5 months in!
Today saw me take part in the first event! I only signed up in the week thanks to a friend pointing out I had read the date wrong, I say thanks, not sure that’s how I felt when I got up this morning after losing an hours sleep!! Who does that?
I will let you into a little secret, I have completed all my training runs on the treadmill, hours I’ve spent in the garage watching trash on my iPad in order to run and run, I even ran 12miles on it the other week. This meant I was actually really nervous about today, the first run outside since October and this time on my own! Stood at the start line the butterflies were taking over and I was freezing!! The gun went and off we did too, it was a very busy run in very muddy conditions, I’m not good in mud especially not running in it!! There were 5km runners mixed in with those of us stupid enough to then do another lap! Every km was signed with the first and second lap distances so at 3 when I saw 8 also I nearly just bowed out and did the 5! But no I continued, got muddy and crossed the finish line being cheered by an amazing friend and Hubby, George and Phoebe. 1.00.38!! Those pesky seconds but do you know I’m super happy with that, it was a hard course and my first “real” run! It was made even more worthwhile when George comes up to me and said mummy you were brilliant before running off to the trophy table and stealing one to give to me! Such a cute thought and we said how wonderful he was before putting it back in its place! Bless him.
So that’s one down and 9 to go though I actually think some months I’ve got two events planned. I’ve had some amazing comments from fantastic friends and it’s all of you who keep me going, thank you.