Go M

M kindly gave me permission to share this on the blog. When I read it I thought it might reach out to others who may be in the same boat. M is an inspirational woman because despite her struggles she never whinges or complains, and never loses her sense of humour. She read RFBR when it was first released and was getting herself up at 5am to go running in the dark. She has grit reserves that most of us can only dream of. This is what she wrote:

“I have put off up dating you out of embarrassment and feeling like a fake runner.
Not long after returning from Oz I became extremely depressed, it was all I could do to get through the day let alone run. It just snuck up and got me. I knew what it was. I knew it was caused by a combination of thing, domino effect. I think it’s mixture of my cancer, quitting my job, having my grand daughter so far a away, losing my mother and being angry about all of the above. I have letters after my name that qualifies me to help other people. I didn’t need a GP to give me medication but I knew what I had to do. With a really supportive husband and doing everything I would encourage someone else to do I began a slow painful journey to recovery.
I down loaded your other two books, I haven’t read the marathon one but I have read the women’s stories. They kind of helped me stop feeling sorry for myself.
I had to make myself run, or at least try to get my nurotransmitters transmitting. I couldn’t quite get out the door so started walking on the treadmill.
I am now back outside, frustrated because I am more unfit than fit but am going to make it back.
When I’m there I will read the marathon book.
It’s crazy but even through this and so far away you are still sitting on my shoulder being my inspiration and motivator.
Take care and keep it up.”

M wrote this to me a few weeks back and is making great progress. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all RFBRunners and followers of this blog when I say we are all rooting for you M. If I could send you endorphins along with love and hugs I would. Keep up the good fight and please keep us all posted.

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