I cannot quite believe it is December 1st already – where has 2015 gone?
As many of you know, we have been raising money for Blue Skye Thinking and British Heart Foundation this year. In addition to this, I (Lisa) set my own personal challenge – to run 500km. Meeting Skye Hall (the reason behind Blue Skye Thinking), changed my life. His words “Make the most of what you’ve got” were like a hot iron on my heart.
It has been a tough, yet exhilarating year.
On 1st January 2015, I could just about manage 3km. The mountain ahead seemed immense.
This year however, I have run one 7km race, two 10km and a half marathon. I have also completed more than fifteen virtual races and clocked up more than 900km.
On 13th December I will be racing with Mo Farah – a quite daunting task at the moment, as I am recovering from injury. In all honesty, I would have given up months ago if it wasn’t for Skye – I won’t let him down.
Running has completely changed my life – if you are looking for a way to get fit in 2016, I urge you to consider running.
I have met some truly wonderful people. Without whom, I would not be on the road to recovery.
OK, I was nieve. I thought I could put on my old faithful trainers and hit the pavement. It didn’t quite work like that. After 36 years of neglect, my body needed a few muscles to strengthen first. That was where I was introduced to the amazing support group – Run Mummy Run – this tribe of 17,000 like-minded women have encouraged every step I’ve taken. At races, we’ve met up and shared our worries. They’ve recommended places to go when I’ve been injured. We’ve recognised each other by the designs of our socks.
My hot tub has been a muscle saver too. Sometimes the lure of jumping in it, has kept me plodding along the road to home when I’ve been exhausted. It has definitely improved my recovery times.
I’m proud to say my fundraising page has reached £2,000. Every single penny is helping to fund the research and treatment of childhood brain tumours.
Running is a great way to clear your head and jumping in the hot tub afterwards, is the icing on the cake!
Be brave, give it a go, but make sure you have a hot tub for your recovery 🙂