My name’s Kathleen and I’m a Runner. Sounds a bit like the start of an AA meeting. I don’t know about you but people do look at you a bit weird if you like running, but I do, I love it. I’m sure lots of people run and blog and blog about running but I thought it would be a fun thing for me to do. I better explain myself.
I love running. I’ve run since the age of eleven and its the only form of exercise that I really enjoy. I’m lucky that it has always come naturally to me. For example, some people can cycle and love going riding. I’ve tried it, can’t get on with it. Running is the way for me. It hasn’t all been plain sailing though. Running and I are coming back together after a long separation. In fact Running and I have had a love/hate relationship. I ran until I was well into my late teens. Then there was A-levels and a boy. Running went to the wayside. Then there was university, I stopped completely. I started again when I was in my early twenties, stopped again, got married and started having babies.
Then a few months ago after deciding there will be only two babies, no more (honest) Running started to bug me again. About ten weeks after having my second child I started running again. I won’t fib, it was hellish. I don’t know what I was expecting. I almost gave up after that first chest burning, nausea inducing, muscle bruising run. I didn’t though, I went back for a bit more. Then a bit more, started doing some Parkruns (which I intend to blog about), had to have a break for a couple of weeks to get over some niggles, and here I am now running 3-4 times a week. To say I am a wee bit chuffed would be an understatement. Five months after Baby T was born I am a Running Mummy! So I’m hoping this blog can be my Running Journal and document my path back into Running and hopefully competition. It’s not going to be easy and there will probably be some tears and tantrums when it doesn’t always go my way but I hope if you fancy having a go at running, jogging or any form of exercise you might be encouraged to give it a go.