It is what it is

It’s hard when you write a blog that closely follows aspects of your life to know how much you should ‘reveal’ and how much should be kept private and personal.

Like most bloggers I don’t talk about everything that goes on in my life. There are parts that I keep private for whatever reason, as you can imagine. However as much as this can easily be done for some things, for other thing it isn’t easy to (for want of a better word) hide as it’s a large part of my life.

Ben and me have separated. I won’t be going into details (though I will say that no one else was involved). It’s immensely sad and I’m heartbroken. I literally don’t know what the future holds or what happens next. One moment my life was heading in one direction and the next I’m like a boat floating aimlessly in an unknown ocean.

So there we have it. The next few months are going to be a bit…well, weird but life continues and I’m living each day as it comes – whatever that means! What I do know is that I have a lot of good friends and family who are supporting me through this so I’m not alone or wallowing in self-pity or depression.

I suppose it’s a very good job I’m not injured right now. Running is definitely a great escape.

21 thoughts on “It is what it is

  1. Anna I’m so sorry to hear this. I never would of guess this from your posts, but then you never know what goes on behind closed doors and as you elude to, not every aspect of a bloggers life is shared on the internet. It’s great to hear that you have a fantastic support network around you to help you through this terrible time.
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  2. Unfortunately I had an inkling this was the case from your cryptic tweets and lack of Ben featuring in your posts just lately but I really hoped that I was wrong.
    I am ever so sorry to hear this Anna but am very glad to hear that you have a good support network around you.
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  3. I’m so sorry to hear this Anna. A bit like Lisa, I read your blog regularly but have never commented before. It’s good to hear that you have your friends and family there to support you, and I hope the running keeps helping too, even if only a little.

  4. Anna, I am so, so sorry! You guys always seemed so happy, but I know we don’t see the “real life” aspect. 🙁 Longtime reader and you’re one of my most favorite blogs! Like many others have said, I’m here if you need someone to talk to, and I’m thinking of you!

  5. I’m really sorry Anna. The trouble with blogging is that often one gets the impression that no-one else goes through hard times. I know people want to accentuate the positive, but unfortunately it’s just not helpful when you’re going through personal struggles of any sort. I’m very pleased that you have a good support network, and I wish there was something I could to do help you through this. Of course, if there is anything then just let me know!

  6. I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but haven’t really commented before – I just wanted to say that I’m really sorry to hear this, and I know that running will help you get through it. I was in a similar position recently when my 5 year relationship came to an end out of the blue, and the running community really helped me to pull through, as well as giving me the opportunity to zone out, or rage at the world!
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  7. I read your blog regularly although never usually comment but I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear your news and I truly hope the future brings you happiness and that you are able to find strength to get through this awful time xx

  8. A regular reader… Just wanted to echo your other commenters and say god that sucks, hope your ok, keep blogging, keep running, eat cake, look after yourself, and keep being you 🙂

  9. I’m really sorry to hear about this tough time in your life girl. Hope you know that you have bloggers who are thinking about you and praying for you during this time! Sending nothing but love your way <3
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  10. A very honest blog, am sorry to read this and like others had wandered if this was the case. I admire you for sharing and think that it may well help. Keep on running and writing and smiling.x

  11. Blimey Anna I am so so sorry to hear this, I got a real shock when I read that. Just know I am sending you massive big hugs, lots of tea and cake and good vibes. So glad that you have a lot of support around you right now, although I’m pretty sure you are one tough cookie xxxx

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