So I have a t-shirt. Well it isn’t a physical thing yet, just a design at the minute but soon after monday it will be a real solid thing that I can wear and you can too. If you want one. They are not for profit, just for fun at the minute and the product of an idea that is getting me up and active after my injury.
I still can’t run
The reality is I still can’t run, or walk, and I have been struggling to take up anything else to fill the huge, huge void. (Insert sad face here). But, as I keep being told, I can still ride a bike. Which is true but getting over the reliance on equipment is taking a certain amount of mental gymnastics.
So to help me, my lovely friend Rachael, who hates to run but does, mostly for me and her dad, suggested a team Duathlon. 4K run 16k bike 3k run. As we established that I can’t run and she didn’t want to run we recruited two more mummies to do it for us. And so Team Little Mummy Running was born.
Another running t-shirt
Having doodled a little logo for myself a while ago, Rachael and her skills produced me a t-shirt design. She has a history with powerful t-shirts, as the daughter of Ged from Race 8: A Tale of a running t-shirt. In that case it was an unofficial running club for me it means something slightly different.
The fact that my friend took my idea and made it into a t-shirt means so much. The fact that other mummies saw that I needed some help to keep the wheels turning and helped me find a new challenge. In a world where we are led to believe that women should and are always in competition with each other, it speaks volumes.
Spread the word with a t-shirt
It also worked as I have now made it out on my bike a few more times and can comfortably tackle 5k. Little Miss comes too thanks to another lovely friend who donated her now unused bike seat. It hasn’t been easy, especially when Little Miss took exception to her waterproofs on a soggy trip out. Thankfully, she got over it when we set off and fell asleep on my bottom.
So if you believe that women and mummies need to give themselves a break and grab a bit of self care and time out sometimes then my blog is the place to hang out. If you are interested in a t-shirt to help spread the word then drop me a message and we will see what we can do (dependant on demand and cost of course). The first order will be £10 per t-shirt and are sports material. (Postage not included). Feedback welcome.