For a lot of people, they start working out to lose weight. January the first comes up and people want to be fitter, tone up, and (for me at least) lose belly fat. I have said many times that I started running because I was jealous of my sister. That’s not the complete truth. I wanted to lose belly fat – I actually wanted to lose it quite badly. However constantly weighing myself and pinching the fat around my waist because very demoralising and mentally crippling very quickly.

Eventually my reasoning for working out moved and changed from weight loss to something else. Put very simply it made me happy. The post sweat endorphin high is amazing for both body and mind.

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Four 6km runs in four days and no knee pain and very little ankle pain. I am back!

I don’t want to celebrate too soon because who knows what will happen to my legs tomorrow, but I can’t help but be excited. I am so close to being able to do what I could before things started to go wrong. My speed and stamina need a lot of work but I have managed to run consecutively for four days and have no limp!

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