Tonight the other member of the family decided to take up the role of speed coach, pushing the pace to get me around the 2 mile course in a new PB - well it worked, the run jog, walk lamp post was still in action, but we are now down to 10min per mile.
Lella was pleased with her coaching technique, which seemed to centre around how quick we could get home for dinner - how wide the stride I was taking and how deep the breaths I was taking. Still if it improve the pace it must be worth it.
Have invested in a running top, the hoody running is way to warm. Had a good chat to the guy in the store who asked what I was training for. He was impressed by the 9lb I have lost in the last 2 weeks. If the weight reduces it may help my knees, and it needed to come off anyway.
This week has been mental health awareness week, I reflected on my recovery following the incident in September 2018.
When I was ill I challenged myself to be well enough to host the MoRun, for Movember.
It seems appropriate to be writing this today, as I have just agreed hosting duty for 2020 MoRuns.
In 2018 whilst I was recovering I wanted to be able to stand on stage and tell those running why I was supporting MoRun (apart form the obvious bit of enjoying hosting events like this)
So in front of 1000 runners I shared my story, and how I nearly wasn't there to tell them my story.
It is important to remember, even when things are at their darkest, there is always somebody who has your back. It may be a friend, a colleague, a family member a loved one or even a stranger, but you do need to tell someone.
They may not spot the signs , but if you can ask for help, someone, maybe someone unexpected will be there. It is ok not to be ok
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.