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……

Ready, steady…….run!!!!


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!


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