It’s fair to say the cancer route is a shit sandwich. Like totally shit and spread extra thick between two slices of stale bread. Activities on this route can dismantle every part of your identity. Bit. By. Bit. Thankfully, with time, those parts can be put back together again, albeit in a slightly different arrangement.

I’ve been struggling through last year with weight gain and post treatment side effects. It’s pretty clear that after 16 months on Tamoxibitch  err, Tamoxifen that it does not agree with me, but at this stage I have no choice but to continue it until I’m given either Zolodex to shut my ovaries down or a hysterectomy.  That’s 460 white Tamoxibitch pills swallowed and only 3170 left to complete my ten year pre-menopausal stint at trying to prevent a recurrence but having my lifestyle severely impacted on with the side effects.  I could create a table for that. lol

I was beginning to think it was all too hard but my partner and friends just keep inspiring me with their endurance quests and their Strava and Runkeeper activities.  I’m lucky to keep such good company, with friends who call themselves Ironman triathletes, endurance trail runners and cyclists. So along I plod and push with the best compression lycra I can possibly find.

Today, I just wanted to share a little bit of joy with you for those people that are into stats like me. This is my 4km, slow, undulating, gully run and I have run this route hundreds and hundreds of times.

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Activities on this route.

The very last entry is extra exciting and special to me. It’s taken two years to earn that spot back on this list and its place symbolises my recovery and continued progress despite feeling like I am often going backwards. Sure, I’ve got a long, long way to go, as well and some hurdles ahead with more surgeries, but I’m going to continue working at this and I hope to keep bumping the 2015 me further up this table.  So stay tuned for the next instalment!

Happy New Year everyone!