Today I did it! I ran to the top of the world! Ok – so not the world but I went up and up Cleeve Hill. I ran through a farm, through fields with sheep and I walked up the tough bits! I ran across a golf course and back down again. I even got chased by a swarm of flies!
I did almost seven miles of up and down and I can feel it. My lovely friend Sarah who is a personal trainer assures me that it was the equivalent to about 10 miles of flat running. This is a new personal best for me. I did 5 miles on Sunday and today I pretty much doubled it. Sarah was a teacher for many many years and she used her teacher voice and tactics on me! I found it tough but I am so pleased with myself.
The run was very pretty and I took in the beautiful countryside I have on my doorstep, it was a fab view from the top. Once home I soaked my tired legs in a hot bath and I am expecting to feel pain tomorrow! I feel that I can do this. I can finish the Cheltenham half marathon and raise money for Steps.
When I’m running and find it tough I consider why I am doing this. I want to say thank you to Steps for all the support they have given us over the past two years since Erin was diagnosed with DDH. I want to raise more awareness of this condition and how it affects my daughter. Therefore please support me and help me say thank you.
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