I’m on a major high right now! Those of you who know me well, know there’s often a little adventure on my runs! Too much adventure really, but we won’t talk about it! 🤪🤫😂
Today was no exception. I did leave much earlier to try to secure my parking spot. Half an hour before Parkrun starts is still not enough time. So I’m toying with another park to run on my own by 10 past starting time. But I decide to try the parking at another entrance much further away. I get a spot, but I’m not risking causing Parkrun chaos so I decide it’s a run my way today. Well, actually, that’s every run really! 😂 Good job too! The obstacles do keep testing me! But, when I’m in the zone, I couldn’t care less! It’s all just a bit of fun!
And that’s where I was today! After finding myself running on the grass against the Parkrun flow of runners, a quick wave to Equi-Geek in her lilac number (very nice Equi, you look amazing!🤩)!, I head off across field, so as not to put others off their run. I find another trail and I’m running. At some point, (I know not when), I notice that my chest is free, open, relaxed and there’s no struggle in my run. My body feels great and I look at my phone and I’ve done nearly 6k! 😱!
So, I think another 2k and I’ll equal my furthest run. I’m sure I can do that. But what about 10k? I think 💭🤔! But Fabulous you’ve only just got back running after 6 weeks of no running! But a very kind comment from UnfitNoMore rings in my ear. “Remember, when you have doubts that you’re a strong woman and achieved such a lot”! (Thank you UNM 🤗🤩😍) And that’s it, I’ve decided, it’s 10k today. I hold a vision of my Graduate 10k badge, as I run on smiling and singing🗣. Because no-one can hear me. A bit of dancing jogging going on too! 🤣! Adele and Beyoncé are safe! No competition here! 🙇🏽♀️
I don’t know how I’ll feel tomorrow, but that was the easiest 10k I could ever imagine doing! There’s was no pushing involved, no endurance required (as you can see from the time!🤣), it was slow and mindful! I was just enjoying the freedom of running!! Now had I been running with others, it might have felt more pressured, so I’m proud of my 11k! On my own, doing it my way!
Now I truly feel that I’m back! The rain and the dark will still be a challenge! But never say never! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️