Have you ever been surprised? You know when someone jumps out and makes your heart sink into your chest. I had that on thursday. Although my heart went into the pit of my stomach and bounced straight back up again with sheer delight..... here is the story of the most beautiful moment anyone has ever given me.
This week was my "full on" training week. My coach had booked me in a couple of months ago to have two days where I would not have any children. I had already finished three days in a row of hard training with hills, and intervals, and some solid running. I was set to meet my coach on thursday for a session that would supposedly make me cry. Thinking I was not able to parent I was prepped up with a whole lot of food for myself, and also for my little people for dinner. (I was that super organised mum that I rarely am, and I felt like slapping myself a big high five).
I met coach Meg out the front, and we ran like we always have together, chatting away, and getting that running head on. We were 1.7kms into our run when Meg stopped for some water, told me to have a stretch, as we were going to be doing some 1k sprints.
I was told to turn around, and smile for the camera.
There she was, my best friend, and she was not in the computer. She was here. Karen was standing right in front of me. All the way from the UK, like she had just jumped out of the computer.
I turned away. Sobbed like a baby. The most beautiful moment anyone has ever given to me. A plan that was booked in two months ago with my coach. A moment I will never forget.
My heart is still jumping around inside my chest. I keep looking at Karen, and keep saying, "hi!" Like the whole thing is a dream.