"My feet are light, my legs are strong, I can keep this pace all day long!"
~ Rosy Ryan
At Waterworks - the 2nd of my 22 parkruns for Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI - I met Rosy Ryan. Waterworks is a great open course. The day we were there, though, it rained a lot and I found it tough going.
Rosy ran with me that day and I deeply appreciated her encouraging mantra, even if I didn't have much spare breath to join in!
I spotted that Rosy was taking part in today's Laganside 10k organised by North Belfast Harriers; Ruth and I thought we'd go along to greet Rosy and Phil at the finish line. Also with Rosy - Andrea Kearns from Pancreatic Cancer UK.
As we waited, it was great to see lots of people from NI's running community who we've met over the past 6 months. Northern Ireland really does have a great running community. It was also good to catch up with Matt Shields and parkrun news.
Rosy kindly agreed to a brief video interview.
Thanks to Rosy for encouragement and, really, inspiration - those words from Waterworks have often been in my head over these months. A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is a tough enough road.