This photo was taken at the end of my run last night. One of the best things about sobriety is the extra time you get. This month I’ve rediscovered my love for running.
I used to always run and have done half marathons, 10kms etc.
When I got pregnant, it was discovered I had an underlying heart condition which knocked me for six. Gone was the active pregnancy I’d envisioned. It was replaced with days on the sofa too scared to go outside incase I collapsed (this happened several times and I was rushed to hospital).
BB was delivered at 36 weeks and then I struggled for 9 months, drinking too much, being too scared to exercise and eating my feelings.
After a heart procedure and quitting alcohol, I feel so much better. I’ve ran 4 times a week over fields by us and done yoga daily.
I believe the key to all this is quitting alcohol. It’s given me my umph back. Its helped me rediscover who I am.