Following London 2021 things have been a bit quieter, at least on the training front. Life, as they say, has taken over and a few other things have taken priority.
But running hasn't taken a complete back seat.
I took some time to do my Leaders in Running Fitness course, all be it on line, which was strange but fun. I also took time with my fellow running group organisers to think about how our little group could grow.
We worked on some new running kit and a plan to help more people who may be interested in running. As a result our little group has grown and we now get around 50 people attending our group runs, with a variety of speeds and even a walking group. This has been amazing to be part of, know I, along with others, are helping people get into or back into running.
I decided for me to ease back on my distance runs, so Ive been supporting the 5k group, and it has been amazing to see the progression they have made. I can also feel the change in me, being able to go further if I want or change my pace when needed.
Running in the winter has its own challenges but good Hi-Vis and a body torch have done the trick.
Not sure what challenges to do after London (well do London again was one of them ) I entered the Great North Run and I am delighted to hear I have a place for September 2022.
I am currently wait, like many others on the London Ballot, as well as my application for ASICS Frontrunner.
My journey is heading for its 2 year anniversary, but there is plenty more to explore this year.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.