Big shout out for all the other VV10k runners who have either already completed their run 🙌 or are running it in the next couple of days!👏👏
My running pattern has been a bit all over the place recently but I seem to be back to my 3 regular runs a week.👍 Looking at my Garmin however, I realised I haven’t done a 10K for a few weeks!😯😞 My last run (5K) was earlier in the day than I am used to ( to beat the heat) and a couple of days after my second jab and just felt like a hard slog all the way round, so I was hoping for a better run today!🤞
Happy to see that today was forecast to be cooler than of late - but there was sadly no getting away from the rain that was forecast either!🌧😬 Yes, it accompanied me throughout the entire run but I have to say was actually very refreshing and not as heavy as it is now, looking out of my window!!
The run itself was a steady one and I chose the local residential roads rather than my more usual trails...I think I needed a confidence booster today and nothing too challenging!😂
So, my time won’t be breaking any records but I did enjoy this run. More importantly (and as happens so often), running delivers where we really need it: I finished this run with a greater belief in myself than I had at the beginning. Running restores something very fundamental to my mental well-being, as I’m sure it does for so many of us. 🏃♀️🏃♂️🏃🏽🏃♀️That’s worth remembering every time I step out the door - with or without my running shoes on!
Oh, and the cherry on the cake is that I can now wait for my medal to arrive!😀🏅