It’s Friday morning and I’m feeling a little nervous. Today I’ve decided I am going to do my first run after being signed off by the physio! It’s over 3 months since I last got out the running shoes!!!
I’ve already downloaded the Couch to 5k app, there is no way I am going to risk getting myself injured and having a set back. I know I need to take baby steps but I’ve been here before. I know it won’t be long before I’m back at my local Parkrun.
But first I need to try on my kit. I really hope it still fits. I know my shape has changed since I stopped running and my legs are not quite as toned.
Whilst I’ve been having treatment we’ve had all new bedroom furniture and, as a consequence, I’ve had to rearrange all my clothes.
Some of my clothes have ended up in the spare room but I was determined that my running kit drawer would get a “premium” slot in my bedroom wardrobe. I knew it wouldn’t be long till it was in regular use again!
As a result of my lumpectomy, my boobs have changed shape and reduced slightly so I have had to get new bras. A couple of months back I treat myself to some new sports bras. My first ever Nike sports bras and no prizes for guessing what colour they are!
I get the rest of my kit out. I may only be running on the treadmill today but I am going to be all matching!
As I pull up my running bottoms I can’t help but smile when I realise they are going on easier than I ever imagined! They fit. They bloody fit!! I am in shock, total shock!
I am so excited that take a selfie and send it to hubby!
Right best get a move on. It’s time to take little man to school. Sod it I am going in my running gear. I grab my pink hoodie and pink beanie! Who cares what I look like!
After I get back, I head into my “she shed.” It’s main purpose is my office but it does also contain our treadmill. Although I prefer outdoor running I know the treadmill is the safer option to begin with in case I don’t feel well.
Now for music….. it can only be one thing….Steps! 5, 6,7,8……
30 mins later I am done and I am still in 1 piece! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I could have pushed my body further but I really don’t want to over do it.
I feel amazing. This is a HUGE achievement today, a massive tick in the box.
Oh running how I have missed thee!!
Another victory to me Lenny!