Friday 12 October 2018
(Blackpool Half Marathon 2019 training)
Just before I take this photo my watch buzzes to tell me that I’ve walked 10,000 steps. I pause and look up. The photo sums up where I am with training for this half-marathon: at the bottom of a huge climb.
My training today has been walking around Alton Towers with colleagues, checking in with students and chivvying them along at the end of a great day out with school. There was a time when I’d have looked down my nose at the idea of walking as training. The thing about a chronic injury is how you have to learn how to reframe your experiences if you are to maintain a happy and optimistic outlook. There’s always something to learn. Everyday really is a school day.