I was all set to go to RC tonight, then I got an email from a very dear friend who sounded like she was having a bad time. I called her and it was confirmed, she’s been made redundant and sounded so down, I suggested we go out for a walk/run and have a chat. I also find if you’re feeling down a bit of fresh air and greenery can work wonders! I drove over to Hitchin and we met up with another friend who has a gorgeous but completely mad dulux dog called Daisy. We walked just over 3 and a half miles which took 1hr 10 minutes – Simi and I jogged a bit and looped back to Gill and we all took turns
being dragged along by holding Daisys lead. 15 minutes in the rain started – slowly at first and we were having such a good chat we just carried on. We didn’t notice how hard it was raining until we were on the final leg – when we suddenly realised we were all SOAKED!
These 2 women have been in my life for 15 years – they’ve seen me at my best and my worst and when we get together the time just flies by. I had a wonderful time with them, we all felt so refreshed and relaxed. I cherish nights like tonight – a completely unplanned, unexpected but lovely evening, and one that just would not have happened a year ago. I was such a couch potato I would probably have turned up there with cake and/or chocolate and encouraged Simi to eat her stress away – whereas today we walked, and talked and jogged it all away, in the very wet but invigoratingly green Hertfordshire countryside. I am so glad I have taken steps to change my life, and even though my weight loss is going very slowly, nights like tonight make me realise that I am changing my attitude to food and life and dealing with stress, and it feels good.
Oh, and I just got an instant message confirming I am entered into my first club race on Thursday – I’m doing a relay!!! EEEEEEEK!