Hi all, little update on things…
Jude is continuing to do very well with his walking. He’s trying to run and really enjoying being on his feet, and now that Spring is here – he’s discovering the garden. It was very cute the other day watching him in his miniature wellies charging down the grass like a little runaway, screeching with delight. We had a lovely Easter Sunday walk down the canal path and he just loved the freedom being out and about …
He is waving all the time and understands ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’. Just last week he copied Ben as I left for work, waved and said ‘Bubbye Mama’ – I couldn’t help welling up with tears before my morning commute. We are so proud of him.
February & March whizzed by in a crazy blur of running. My marathon training reached its peak with a 20-mile race on mother’s day, then a final 21 miler, and this last two weeks the tapering has been a welcome relief – phew. Think I’m ready now. Bring. It. On.
On top of all the generous sponsorship I’ve received, my quiz night last month raised a huge amount taking me beyond my fundraising target!!! Thank you to everybody who has contributed to this, your support is amazing.
I am definitely feeling more positive about Jude, and despite still experiencing negative thoughts about the future, the dark days are thankfully less.
One thing I hadn’t realised when I signed up to run the Marathon is what a positive effect running would have on my state of mind, self-confidence and overall well-being. It is amazing. It sounds like a cliche, but when I’m running some days I actually feel like I can fly, and can get through anything this life throws at me. I am so grateful to have found this outlet and I absolutely love it. I have met some wonderful running buddies along the way, and am so very lucky to be running the Marathon with one of my best friends, thank you Bekah.
This Sunday will be very emotional – just thinking of our little Jude, how far he has come, and how determined he is, and remembering the 550+ miles I have run since October – it has been so hard, but so worth it – what an incredible journey.
Thank you to all of you for your continued support reading this blog and following our story ❤️