Inspired by our super davelinks … I successfully completed my first Virtual Run for Charity this morning. This run was for the same charity as Dave’s run
This 10K was the last run of my 10K revisited programme, and although I initially wanted to see if it had made any difference to my pace, style, effort levels etc, I determined to just complete it comfortably and without pressure. Time wise, slowish and no PB, but I did run it comfortably and with no massive effort, and enjoyed it enormously.
I have accepted that I am never going to be up there with the good and the great, those amazing and inspirational friends I have here, but that won’t stop me running my own funny path.
One or two tactical errors though;
I could not run on my fields and tracks as they are waterlogged, mud- bound or snarled up with long, long grass and killer buttercups! So a new route planned, which I sussed out in the car yesterday, unfortunately, one section, where I could not go with the car, was where I got a bit lost! Also, not taking a leaf out of my own book, I did start a tad too quickly; I think I was over excited.
I realised this and pulled back, as I really wanted to complete this in one go, for the Charity concerned. Adopted a fairly slow and steady pace throughout, (what a surprise:)), with a couple of very slow laps. The last tactical error was finishing with two hills, (not overly steep, but steep enough). I did however manage a Laura type, ‘finish in style’ at the end and found it great fun.
The jumping for joy? Simply because I was just so delighted that I had done a run for a purpose, not just for myself; grateful that I have the health and strength to do this, and also, that I still had enough energy to jump at the end of the run
Grateful also for lovely husband who got up, to take me to the start of my run