Yesterday I was driving home having been out for coffee with lovely friends. I came through the next village where lots of muddy runners were just arriving back from the Seagrave Challenge.
The challenge is about 16 miles and follows footpaths over amazing and beautiful countryside. Every 5 miles there is a tea and cake stop which adds to the joy. I LOVE the event.
I have run the race about 4 or 5 times. For the last few years I haven’t entered because I have recognised that physically exhausting myself isn’t a great thing to be doing given my mission to overcome MS and be as healthy as I can.
When Noah was a baby I missed it for the first time and as I watched the runners go by our house it brought tears to my eyes. I had a total longing to be out there with the runners. I felt really sad not to be part of it.
Over the next couple of years things were a bit easier. And yesterday was a TOTAL break through. As I saw the muddy runners I actually felt OK. I was content to be in the car, with my heated seat on with my gorgeous son for company. I truly loved my reality in that moment and I had given up longing for how things used to be.
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