|Photo credit: - MAGA - on Flickr|
It's all about the running at the moment it really is. It's taking over my life but in a good way. It's made feel proud of myself and I never feel particularly proud of myself. My proudest moment so far was last weekend when I ran my first organised 10k race. I found it so hard. I wasn't prepared for the hills or the heat and for most of the race I vowed to myself that I wouldn't ever do it again. But once that medal went round my neck and I got to guzzle a big cup of water I started to think differently. So now I have my Race For Life in two weeks, I am signed up to do an 8k race in September and I am plucking up the courage to enter a local half marathon in September.
I love the fact that I am doing something healthy too. I am definitely seeing a difference in my body shape. I've not really lost any weight but I think I look more toned for want of a better word.
And mostly I like what it's doing to my head. When I am running all I think about is running. I thought that with time like that alone I would be constantly thinking about things that were going on in my life and generally worrying about stuff but I don't. Even when I am not running I dedicate a lot of my thoughts to all things running related. It feels so freeing. I stress and worry too much so it's good to have a different place for my head to be.
This photo is great because of all the action in it. It just makes me want to run!! But it's 10 o'clock, I'm in my pyjamas and I've already run 9km today. Oh well, maybe tomorrow!