Oh wowsers, VRB’s, I enjoyed that! Lovely and cool, rain falling, but not too heavy. Breezy, but nothing like Saturday’s parkrun. 👍
Set out to do 7k. I was observing the other runners while I was giving my dog a run off the lead. All had rain jackets on. I toyed with the idea, but soon ditched it. It wasn’t very cold, and I heat up very quickly (my age! 😅)
So stripped off to my sleeveless running top and off I trotted. I was literally the only runner without a jacket! 😳
Strategically started at a different place on my route so I’d be on the hill later (avoiding toxic 10 on it like usual.) It worked and I trotted up it happily on both laps. I had one moment where my PF prone foot felt tight, but I made an effort to land lighter and it soon passed. I’d have cried if I’d had to bail!
I loved every moment. Breathing in control, legs fine. I didn’t push it (I never do!) so I had plenty in the tank and I honestly thought I could have continued on to 10k - as I now realise it would be 3 laps of my usual route. But I resisted - although I did add the extra 0.25k to end up back at my car. 😀🚙🏃♀️🐕💦 Did it all in a lovely relaxed 59.48 give or take a tenth of a second, and I’m very happy!
Sorry for this ridiculously long and self-indulgent post - it’s not even a landmark distance - but I really did punch the air when I hit 7k. Who knows what I’ll do when I reach 10k?
Happy running guys. I have 2 rest days ahead now. Shame! 😅