I completed my first Parkrun this morning at Frimley Lodge (follows the canal and railway line - so very flat!) and did 5k in either 31.11 or 31.22 depending on whether I tell you about the text or the email message! It was such a nice thing to do and what really surprised me was to meet people I know!
I bumped into a couple of neighbours who gave me the advice 'to just enjoy it' and then I would come back next week - and I think it was the best advice they could give. I toddled round enjoying the sun starting to break through the fog, the geese and then the family of swans on the canal, the fact that after we had left the start huddle I mainly overtook people (even young men! ok, one young man...) and did a fairly decent time. I was 89th Lady and 3rd in my age group (- which is the very veteran grumpy old bags now I am deb55) out of 4!
I bumped into a builder who did some work for me and have persuaded him to come back! I will pay him to do more things!
I sat in my car so pink and smug I had to drive home with the windows open as I was steaming them up!