Well the day has gone well so far! Did my 1st parkrun on a lovely sunny day, there were 125 runners there and i came 115th! 34.54, was pleased with that!
....... it was hard work the worst part came near to the end, my legs and breathing ok but just felt worn out, then the marshall lady said only half a mile to go! so gritted teeth thought positive and made to the end! its nice getting clapped at, they are a very friendly bunch. Half way along my friend noticed that my outside trousers were inside out with label flapping in the breeze, but what the hell couldn't stop now (i blame the washing machine!!) My friend Tracy was suffering from a swollen knee so she said for me to go on ahead, but she and her son finished only a minute or so after me(her oldest son did a time of 19.52, very impressive at 13!)
My partner was also on his 1st parkrun and did a time of 24.52! BAH!! but he is somewhat fitter and longer legged than me so i will let him off!... and he is suffering MORE now where as my legs are not so bad!
Down side was about a min after finishing got strange cramp in lower stomach, and felt a bit faint, so had a sit down. Then off to the arts centre where i work for coffee and cake and to tell my colleagues! they are very impressed ;), and some of them want to do parkrun too now!!
Went for a cuppa with my dad then changed and we went for nice forest doggy walk with George the dog.
So a good day all round and sure i will sleep well tonight! Can't do next weeks Parkrun as working but will try again in 2 weeks....
Happy running and try a parkrun when you can they are good!!