Literally :) a few bits about the past week and the exciting two weeks starting tomorrow!
First of all, going to start with a little moment that will never be replaced in my bloggin' days;
Look! It's me! ^^
My humble little blog made the front page of Wordpress!
I had just got back from a run when I went to have a look at things on le blog... 300+ views, 25 comments.. on First Race - Check? What .. the ..
My general blog views vary from 5 - 70, probably being the most. My stats had sky-rocketed and I honestly had no idea why. Maybe someone important on Twitter re-tweeted the link? Maybe... Maybe its on the front page!? *thoughts to self*
I was pretty shocked but super excited to see my bad haired, lycra pink-clothed self on Freshly Pressed!
Of all the posts, I'm happy that one made it. I don't know how Freshly Pressed is chosen, but it made me so happy to think maybe someone read it and thought it was worthy of such 'publicity'. Cancer Research & Maureen got their worthy recognition and more importantly it seems that the post inspired some people to run, or encouraged them to go further, and nothing made me happier than that.
So thank you to all that read, maybe even subscribed & thank you for all the kind words. It is unbelievably appreciated xo
The next thing that made me happy this week (today) -
I ran 8 MILES!
My furthest run - ever - to date!
8 hard miles and 1hr 18 minutes (2 minutes faster than I expected) equals a very pleased me.
I won't lie, my running for our Half Marathon the past week has been going a bit all over the place, missing runs, not hitting targets, generally giving up - but this run has just hit me in the face with a huge reminder of why I do this.
There is nothing that ever beats a running high.
I was in the zone, the pain of my feet was immense, but knowing I was kicking my own ass at my 6.2 mile past furthest run target kept me going. I ran continuously for longer than I ever have, my breathing as an asthma sufferer was the best it's ever been, I felt like throwing my hands in the arm and shouting "Woohoo!" when I got into the last mile... (but I didn't.)
I loved every sweaty, sweaty mile. It's about time I had a good run, and that was definitely it.
Tomorrow - Lydia comes to England for the FIRST TIME!
Lydia is a girl I met on my Year Abroad, she is lovely, and learning English. We had an 'intercambio' for an hour a week, which was more like drinking coffee & talking Spanglish, but out of it came a great little friendship. Her & her family made me feel so welcome, and it really made the last part of my year in Seville wonderful.
So, in these next two weeks we'll be heading to Cornwall, Edinburgh, York, London, & of course, the great British Seaside (Scarborough)!
I'm excited for her to see it, I'm excited for her to hopefully pick up some little bits of English & I'm excited to take my camera and finally get an excuse to really be a tourist in my own country!
It's going to busy, oh, and I need to fit in 3 runs where I can, but it's going to be lots of fun I'm sure!
And thats me!
How was your week?