Not ideal conditions for today’s park run as you can see. More a run , walk, slide, paddle! Add to that quite a strong side wind at parts and a low sun that made it tricky to see to pick the ‘best’ zigzag route trough the mud! HOWEVER.This time last year I hadn’t even thought of running yet here I am. Also I was first (ok, only) woman in my age group and I’ve made such progress that I was only a minute slower than my 2 summer park runs. Some/most of the corners were necessarily very slow. I’ve basked in a healthy glow all day. We runners are amazing. 🏃🏼♀️🙌🏻👏🏻🎂 🍾 😃
Today’s birthday park run : Not ideal... - Bridge to 10K
Well done Sybilw, that looks a very tricky course in today’s conditions. You are definitely amazing. My friend was delighted today to find out she was fastest in her age group too - she was tailwalking with me 🤣🤣. Now that she has got her first ‘run’ in I think I might get her on to c25k in the new year.
Thanks Dexy. That was one of the least muddy parts! Well done that friend too - I hope she takes the plunge. Next birthday takes me into the next age grouping and I had assumed I’d be in a more gentle group. Looked up the results to find the fastest was about 23 minutes with an age grading of 90.99%!! Oops - maybe not!! (Maybe she was just a visitor 🤞!) Your friend will be lucky to have at at-hand mentor.
Wowsers Sybil, that’s a slip n slide if ever I saw one! Very well done for negotiating that course. Bet your trainers needed some TLC afterwards. 😳
But yes you’re right, us runners are most definitely awesome! I’m going out a bit later (when it’s light) for a 5k. I volunteered at parkrun yesterday and had such fun. I love cheering everyone on! 👏🏃♀️🏃🐕
I’ve just looked - you definitely win on the ‘running despite the weather’ stakes. Well done to you - amazing. My weather was ideal for running - it was just the ground conditions that were adverse!! Also I don’t envy you your hills 😱. You’re inspiring - i avoid even small inclines if I can!! Keep going but keep warm.