Following on from my last post; a miracle did happen. We managed a run. Last Wednesday we ran for 1.5 miles (2.5km). It was more of a stop start, stop start type run. The point is, it doesn’t really matter how fast, what time and where you go. The point is that I did it. I broke the void that was stopping me from running.
My new trail running shoes have got mud on. But this is a new lesson to me too. This is the first time I have brought trail running shoes and they worked. Although it sounds very poetic, they made me feel as though I was flying over the mud, instead of wading through it.
Then today, Tuesday, we went out again. I was feeling positive. I felt I could conquer the world. We very nearly did! It felt muddy in some places, but I just walked them. Although at times I wanted to stop, I didn’t. We managed about 4.5km, or just under 3 miles. Our shoes did end up a bit muddy, but I like that. It’s character and it shows that they are not just for show!
As usual, I also like to show the true face of running. The one that does not look like the ad for a yogurt advert. I always feel good after my run, but I want to sit down and snack after. I also do not look pretty straight after a run. It takes a while to get back to my normal colouring. But I don’t mind, the effects of a run, far outweighs the redness in my face!
I am hoping that miracles continue to happen and that Roland and I can go back to our usual runnings ways.