Day 365: It’s all over

It’s all over!  I can’t quite believe it. A year gone just like that.  When I started this challenge a year ago it was very daunting but a year on it’s just a way of life, part of my daily routine.  So as you can imagine i’m having mixed feeling about today. On one hand I’m feeling relieved that I can have a day off and rest my poor aching legs and feet but on the other hand I’m feeling sad that it’s come to an end. I’ve enjoyed having something to focus on. Something that is just mine,  Head space to think. When I run its the only time I really get to myself with no  interruptions, just time to gather my thoughts.

When I started this  I could only run 5k, a year on and i’m running 25k  The challenge has made me realise that with the right mind set we are able to achieve much more than we ever anticipated. If we believe in ourselves and push ourselves anything is possible. It does however require willpower, strength and the desire to succeed.   The biggest challenge  for me this year was not the running but writing the blog. Oh boy how I found it hard and once you missed a day it was a downward spiral and then impossible to get  motivated.

I am feeling very pleased with myself as I finished the year by running a total of 1,279 miles :)   I did have lots of support from friends, running pals and work colleagues.  The three main people who kept me going with their on going support and praise are my son, Sebastian, who has been my rock and given me great encouragement  when I’ve felt low or lacked motivation. My best friend Rachel, who has been amazing and without her I probably wouldn’t have managed any blogging but with her constant nagging I had to write it just to keep her quiet. And of course my fabulous boyfriend, Henry. He  has been truly amazing and supportive.

My last run was with the sweatshop running club, which was great because I started the challenge running with them and ended it with them. Some friends came along also which was really nice.

So there is only one thing left to do and that is to decide what happens next

Miles Today: 3.10

Miles Completed: 1,279

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One comment

  1. Rachel says:

    Absolutely fantastic effort with the running I can’t believe you’re finished but the progress you’ve made in a year is inspiring and almost makes me want to put on some running shoes, almost but I absolutely know I couldn’t do it so your achievement is even more incredible to me. I’m glad to see that you kept up tradition and your last blog was late (quite prompt for you actually) and at last it was longer than a few words!! I knew you could blog properly if you tried, and I think it’s fair to say you finished your challenge on a running and blogging high, congratulations xx