I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a “real” post and there’s so many things I want to share, and I don’t quite know how to organize the thoughts.
The past 4 months since Kerry’s passing have been so very difficult, while some days are better than others, there’s never a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. Kerry changed my entire life, and now I feel as if I’m slowing picking up pieces of my life that had shattered in her passing.
I ran my first 5k race on July 9th, and hadn’t posted about it because Kerry died the very next day.
It was a woman’s only race to support the Rockland Family Shelter. My close friend Alli ran it almost every year and encouraged me to sign up. I couldn’t have asked for a better first race. I ran with Alli and her friend Lauren who kept me at a slightly quicker pace, which was a great!
Lauren in the white shirt, me with my Do Life shirt, and Alli in the purple!
36:21 finish with a 11:44 pace
So since then, I’ve been running on and off. I ran my first non-stop 5 miles in the park where we held a benefit for Kerry exactly the same time the past year. That was my best run to date, I felt amazing. And I’ve had some pretty shitty runs too, running on the treadmill at the gym has been interesting. I just got some winter weather clothing and hope to try and run outside in the mornings, I’m still very nervous about it being dark and what other running things I need to keep me warm and safe. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
What’s next : I’m signing up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning with a few friends, Alli included :) And another post possibly soon about toying with the thoughts of a half marathon… ekkkkk!
Thanks for being patient as I pick up the pieces and figure out this crazy life.