06 Feb 2017
Guest Blog - My Journey by Tarnya Larnsley
Hi Welcome to Me, my Online Journal ..
My journey so far and the Journey still to be travelled..
Me I am primarily a Mum, Wife, I also do a mean line in washing and putting clothes away, though the elusive odd sock pile is something I cannot quite get to grips with.
Like every other Mum be it Stay at home or working I too find the challenges of home/life/me balance quite challenging. I work part time around the school run, dodging those showers that always happen at 3.20.
But my Run time is my Me time .. whether it be a 15-minute quick fix or the luxury of an hour or more, its mine, all mine. Just like the last Percy Pig in the packet nobody can take that away from me when I get it!
I hated running at school, but found myself in my 30's having moved to a new area needed to make friends and wanted to see if I could run further than my first 5k (Race for Life). So I joined a running club and that's where my running officially started..5K's 10k's Half marathons a plenty and 2 Marathons all happened in the space of 6 years. Then Married Life and children came along the ultimate Ultra Marathon in itself.
One thing my husband told me was that on our first date, when I talked about running my face lit up and my eyes sparkled just that little bit more. He soon realised that like I have to share him with his passion of all things Golf, he has to share me with my love of all things Running. He also quickly learnt that if I don't run I am grumpy so is very happy to hand me my trainers and push me out of the door if I need an unplanned fix.
I am 46 this year and am determined that there are a few things I want to do before I am 50 - that gives me 4 years! 1 step at a time 1 run at a time 1 race at a time ..1 thing at a time .. I have goals like everyone which are family / food / running orientated. Some of them are in my head and always will be, but I reckon if I start sharing a few of them and putting them in black and white then I am truly accountable.. Think it, Write it, Do it.. Believe and you can Achieve..
January 2016 Let my Journey into blogging begin..
Tarnya has her own blogging page click link to read more: http://run4t.blogspot.co.uk/