“Run the mile you are in!” Something @mellank said a while ago and it always stuck in my head. Today was a bit different for me 😃. This week hasn’t gone to plan due to my legs being destroyed at the pound class session last Saturday 😂🙈. But that’s ok, it doesn’t worry me that I missed a couple of runs🤷🏼♀️. I actually felt great running this morning on rested legs 😊. I was watching Michelle’s stories yesterday (@accordingtomeesh ) and she was discussing running bare without the Garmin . Now it’s been a long time since I did that.... months in fact. Sometimes we become a slave to the stats and gadgets, I know I am 😂🙈. Sometimes we need to strip back and just run with how we feel and get used to how our paces feel without having to constantly check our wrist . So today, that’s what I did 😃🙌🏻. Yes, I still took the Garmin with me as I wanted to clock those miles on my total and keep track of my annual total but I tied it to my @spibelt_uk at the back so I couldn’t see or check it. I felt FREE ❤️🙌🏻. It felt so good to just RUN ! No schedule, no set pace..... just run. I ran with how I felt and didn’t stop or slow down as I was just loving the mile I was in. You know what, it turned out great 👍🏻, negative splits and a decent pace that I’m proud of. I’m going to make this a regular thing 😂 “Garmin free Thursday” . Ok so I wasn’t TOTALLY free of gadgets but at the same time I wasn’t distracted by it or even feel the need to check it 😁. One for the win I think 💪🏻. .
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Today I’m really hoping this is true 😐. Today I felt myself spiralling.... spiralling in to what? I don’t honestly know but I know it wasn’t good. I recognise the signs: not wanting to go out, feeling of awful homesickness even though I was at home, feeling of dread, sadness, hopelessness..... the list goes on. I was due to take Roddy to rugby and go to the hill session with running club but to be honest..... I didn’t want to see anyone . I had got to the stage where I was going to drop Roddy off and come straight home but i watched @clairechatsbooks stories and she had a playlist on in the background which honestly sparked something in me. I forced myself to get changed and to be brutally honest I cried pulling on my running kit. I didn’t want to go but I knew it was going to help and that I’d be fine when I got there. Just because I recognise the signs doesn’t mean it’s easier to push myself....in fact I found it harder tonight. I was having conversations with myself (out loud!) trying to convince myself to stay home! .
How did the hill session go? It was brutal 😂 but it was EXACTLY what I needed. I needed time away from my own head and thoughts and to concentrate on not dying those hills 😫. The exhilaration on finishing the session felt great. Am I sorted now? Not quite , I’m still bumbling along like everyone else but I feel better 😃🙌🏻.
So I guess what I’m saying is , I could have quite easily just not posted tonight and waited for my long run on Saturday but that’s not being honest 🤷🏼♀️. I always said I’d keep this account as real as possible and I try hard to keep it that way😊. Just remember it’s not all amazing runs and wonderful happy things. We are all normal and a bit wonky at times too 😂❤️.
So #keepmovingforward lovelies and remember you are all AWESOME ❤️
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#throwbackthursday to my first ever race.... #british10k last year. It was only the 3rd or 4th time I’d run as far as 10k and I was so pleased with myself for running the whole way😀. I still really struggle to run that far and now for some reason I’m in the middle of training to go more than twice as far as that!! I’m running the #royalparkshalf this year for @cr_uk If any of you would like to sponsor me I would be extremely grateful - Link in bio. 🙏🏻
Week one at This Mum Runs, as my son would say, ‘that was epic!’ Started the day finishing the audio and video for the online run angel training.
Then walked up to Brandon Tower to meet Ruth and Claire; two incredible ladies who were in comms/PR for Nike. We are so lucky to have them supporting our global growth. Mel and I walked home with buzzing brains and fire in our bellies.
Finally I led the 30 min social run on the Downs. What a great way to finish the day; running with some fab ladies.
I think I like this job.... 🏃🏽♀️🌏😍#wearetmr#runnerfullstop @thismumruns