Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New year, new goals

New school year that is!!
My three went back to school today, into years 1, 4 and 5.

Viks's youngest also started day one of reception, and with her eldest back at his school too, we were kid free!

So Vik and I went for run. After the obligatory new term photo of course! Absolutely smashed our first training day!!
I appear to have started a lot of things today, not least the rest of my life.. Sounds melodramatic, trust me, I know, but it's true.

In March 2013 I had surgery to put 8 pins in my spine. Spinal fusion. Before I needed surgery I was a new runner, fledgling triathlete and long distance cyclist. My husband had taken up sport 3 years previous and had excelled in long distance races. So all the time I was 'taking up sport' I was actually gritting my teeth and attempting to keep up with my husband, in case I got left behind. Or so I thought. As soon as I wasn't able to participate anymore the whole world ended. 

Only it didn't. It just took me three years, rehabilitation, depression, self pity, counselling and some sertraline to realise that the world was still running, cycling and training and that I could too. I just had to get up and do it.

So today I got up and did it. 

We went to school kitted up, dropped the kids off, then ran a loop round to the gym.

Once at thegym we did a token 1k on the treadmill

Training day one complete!! And we both came home to an email from itchen spitfires running club, officially welcoming us onto their beginners course next week. Win.

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