Well I can’t lie, it’s been a while since I posted an update…again! Honestly, the weeks are just flying by, it’s crazy to think the last time I put (metaphorical) pen to paper was post London marathon! It’s now four weeks later and quite frankly, so much has happened.
This month has definitely been quite a reflective month for me, and I’ve had to come to some big decisions and really think about what I’m doing and where I’m focusing my energy. I just haven’t had enough time to really focus on everything that I want to; hence why this blog has fallen by the way-side and many other things too.
Building luna is something I’m so proud of and I’m so invested in doing. It really is my number one priority, and for that to succeed, I’ve noticed this month in particular, I’ve had to pull back from other things. We’re gearing up to full launch (November 15th – put it in your diaries!) and it’s no mean feat trying to launch an app on both Google Play and Apple app stores. We’re trying to build a brand, hire people into the team, manage personal lives and all the while trying to achieve some sort of “work-life balance”. Let me tell you now, building a company, there is no “work-life” balance – work is life and life is work.
It’s impossible to switch off from the business and you’re constantly adding to the to-do list. The work is never done and will never be done – we just have to be ok with that. I’m not saying all of this for pity or a pat on the back or anything else, merely to just explain my absence from the blog and to articulate what I have been filling that time with.
After running London, I was really tired (as you can imagine!) and even after two weeks of rest and recovery, the thought of getting back to more serious running wasn’t sitting well with me. This, coupled with a trip to X-ray after my physio suspected a stress fracture in my previous broken foot, has made me take a big decision.
This week we fly to New York. A trip that was booked so I could run the New York marathon. An iconic race, which everyone I’ve spoken to who has run it raves about. However, I will not be adding myself to that list of runners. It’s a big decision, but I’ve decided to withdraw from running this years marathon. As sad as it makes me to say this, I know it’s the right decision. The timing just isn’t right; running London four weeks ago, recovering from a broken foot last year and the daily stress of running luna, really feels like a recipe for disaster. I know I need a break, an actual real holiday, as my last one was back in June and my body and brain do just feel exhausted.
So, I’m sad to report I will not be running NYC marathon but I realise I am not an elite athlete nor will I ever be, and running isn’t my full time job. I’m excited for a rest, a proper holiday, to enjoy some time away and then come back refreshed and raring to go for luna’s launch on November 15th!
If you’re still reading this, thanks for sticking around here. I hope to be back on a more regular basis with updates on the inner workings of luna, but for now, I really do need to go and pack!