Well... Seconds after I started my bra broke! I'm not a small girl and really need my scaffolding. My sports bra cost me £50! My underwire come out!!! So I pulled it out the whole way to save the discomfort of having it sticking in my armpit! Fortunately I ordered one a week ago but didn't want to use it the first time on a parkrun. Wanted to test drive it first if you know what I mean!
I have made my first friend. He is an older not so small man who overtook me on all my runs so far. Today he gave me encouragement when he passed me and when he was on his way back (Ours is an out and back run on the seafront) he still made an effort to encourage me. I will look out for him before my next one to thank him! I was almost a pacer for a new girl who is overweight she kept me in her sights all the way and finished not too long behind me. She did really well.
My Husband and friends were certain I had a new PB today. They thought I was much faster but.. I wasn't. My time was 39:04, 16 seconds faster than last week. My PB is still the first run at 38:42. I was slightly disappointed, but not like last week. I haven't cried today! I had it in my head that I just have to cross the finish line. I did that. I also tried the speed program but found the slow bit was too slow and the fast bit is only slightly faster than I run anyway. I do think my steps are small and that is where I loose my speed. I even managed the faster pace on a hill! Was quite pleased with that.
I really do want to run with someone who is slightly faster than me to have something to aim for but there is always quite a big gap between me and the person in front. I have done some walking since the 5K and have got upto 20,000 steps on my pedometer. Now I'm tired!!!
I also weighed today... I was 12st 4 before Christmas and after lunch I weighed in at 11st 12! That's a pound down on two weeks ago even though I went away last weekend and had just treated myself to Faggots peas and chips! Ecstatic!
The best news is the Credit union called and when my account was changed when I moved to a different town the money didn't transfer so I had the pleasure of collecting £50! I thought I deserved a new handbag! It's pink and has an owl on it with a chain handle! Nice treat!
I can't make the run next week so look forward to the week after. Will be taking my lovely mutt out for a run on Monday. Might look to do a bit more distance wise!
Sorry it's such a long post! Happy running all!!!