I travelled to Manchester on Tuesday for work. It was exactly one year after the terrorist bombing at the Ariande Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
There was a minutes silence just after lunch and my colleague and I stood outside the hotel with all the hotel staff and many of the patrons. People stood still in the street in silence. It was very moving.
I remember being in Manchester a year ago because of what happened there so that date has been a bit time stamped for me.
This gives me the opportunity to see what has changed in 12 months, what has stayed the same, and gives me clarity about my next steps; because life can be incredibly short, unfairly so. So really you’ve got to give it all you’ve got.
After work I ran on the treadmill at the hotel gym and completed 6Km in 35:11! I’m so pleased with that, that’s 5 minutes 55 seconds per Km. I feel great that I’m finally making progress at getting faster.
Afterwards I did 4 rounds of sun salutations before dinner.
I’ve made a decision to not drink alcohol on workdays, which can be a real challenge with the social aspect of my job. But after working out it was easy to just stay on the water.
Tuesday was a real psychological and physical move forwards for me. I realise that to get where I want to be I have to trade in aspects of my old life to move forwards. I already knew this but now I am ready to do so. So here goes!