I began running in January 2019, as part of a personal fundraising challenge to run at least one mile every day of the year, following the loss of my brother in law just a few weeks earlier. It gave me a way to focus my grief into something positive and productive, and an opportunity for a “timeout” mentally.
Having followed the C25k programme, I progressed through to completing my first half marathon in September 2019 and had been due to run my second, at the London Landmarks Half in March 2020 before Covid-19 brought a halt to things.
Setting myself personal challenges with the addition of fundraising definitely helps me keep on track with my training and 2021 is no different! This time I’m aiming to complete 13 different challenges within 13 months, starting in December 2020.