Well hello there friends! I want to start by apologising for not posting until now. Only 2 months into 2021 and what a year it’s been already. I guess you could say this is a bit of a life update, with some exciting happenings included, so that’s what we’ll go with!
The year, as you may know if you follow me on social media, didn’t quite start off on the right foot. I found out I need hip surgery and another lockdown started. Unfortunately I expected the hip surgery, as I’ve had the same done on the right hand side a few years ago. The symptoms started mid spring last year and I shrugged it off, until I decided to nip whatever was going on, in the butt early. An MRI and consult later, keyhole surgery is on the table but I’m still unsure of when because of Covid causing some delays. I’m still running and doing what I can, and am comfortable doing, which I plan to continue to do until I can’t. Alongside that and like everyone, this lockdown is getting to a point of being quite boring and repetitive, but with many vaccines being rolled out everyday, there is a small glimmer of hope that we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope anyway.
I feel extremely grateful and truly thankful to be of this team. Not only is running a massive part of my life, more than just putting one foot in front of the other and to stay fit and healthy, but to also know some of the kindest, supportive, funniest, friendliest people I have met and call them my friends. Some I have yet to meet, and some I am lucky to meet in person in the week, they are all so supportive and I miss them a lot!
Now onto some exciting news, again as many of you may know from following me, I’m excited to announce that I am part of the Brooks Run Happy Team for 2021! After a rather different, than planned, 2020, I’m hopeful we’ll be able to spend this year together in person, rather than on zoom! Big fingers crossed for this, and to be amongst other running/friends and family again!
Last week, we received our first kit drop of 2021 and what a fun, and as always creative one, it was!
Inside I received my favourite Brooks shoes – the Adrenaline GTS 21 – THE comfiest and most supportive shoe I have ever ran in! I love wearing them for my long (er) runs and have ran all my marathons and ultras in them! I can’t recommend enough! Alongside the shoes was a super snuggly jumper and buff – both very handy in the very chilly weather we’ve been having!
Last Sunday, I took the shoes out for a spin – admittedly not on my long run, but a lovely 4 mile plod alongside my favourite podcast. It felt great and can I just say what a lovely, spring colour these are!! Definitely helping brighten up these dull, winter lockdown days!
As always, I am extremely thankful to Brooks for gifting me all of the amazing shoes and kit!
So there we have it, unfortunately nothing else to report on just yet. No planning is being done, taking everyday/week as it comes and trying to stay positive. Looking for something in everyday to keep me going and smiling, something the whole team is helping me with.
Sending much love and virtual hugs to you all. Not long, I hope, until we will hopefully be out of this, but until we are, know that my inbox is always open to each and every single one of you!
Stay well, and warm, and care of yourself!