Yes a year ago today I got home :o)
Best feeling I've ever had. I'm not a parent so no idea what child birth is like (other then painful!), so it's not that sort of comparison. But when I came home I've never felt so much emotion, and frankly so much relief. Spending anytime away from what we call "normality" is always likely to be life changing. A year on and I'm still comprehending and coming to understand how I've changed, my values, my lifestyle, my outlook. But then spending 6months in a war zone when you come from a very part-time military background and working in a normal job as a normal accountant in a normal town in the UK - well it's going to take a while to adjust.
So I'm so glad to be ALIVE!
I didn't run yesterday evening, but I went tonight (to celebrate ;o) ).... and you know, it was a better night anyhow. A beautiful evening after a really wet and dull day. A lovely run in the countryside, the smell of the damp grass drying and the sound of cows mooing and oh ok James Blunt on my iPod (and a small dog that nearly got my ankles).... but it was great. I AM SO LUCKY. 7.2km in 41mins.
This Saturday I'm acting as Triathlon wing woman/ support crew for a friend, Angel, who I met in Lanzarote. She's doing her first UK Triathlon (first ever Tri being the sprint in Lanzarote), and her first OW Tri. Can you believe her b/friend has ditched her for a 5hour bike ride... so ok he's doing an IM in a few weeks so I guess we'll let him off ;o) It will be great insight for me just to watch a Tri - never done that so watching the fight at the start of the swim and the chaos in transition will be fun!
HAVE A TOTALLY WONDERFUL DAY :o)