Race day has dawned. Two of us fabulous C25K peeps are running the Nike ‘We Own The Night’ Women’s 10k in Victoria Park, Hackney, at 8pm tonight. I only know my running colleague by her real name via the Facebook forum otherwise I would name-check her here.
It looks like it’s going to be a cross between a race and a festival, with an event village, refreshment tents, live music and the like – and the run is ‘after dark’. Actually I have no idea what to expect! We have themed t-shirts, colour-coded wrist bands, because the start is in waves (up to 10,000 runners, eek!), and the finishers’ medal is a rather lovely little Alex Monroe necklace - seriously, how pretty is this – look: alexmonroe.com/alex-monroe-...
However, sod’s law meant that earlier this week I picked up a virus that made me rattle like a 40-a-day smoker and feel quite ill. But just in the nick of time the worst seems to be over, though I still have a sore throat. But I haven’t run at all since last Sunday and am feeling quite nervous about how to tackle the breathing. I even had a crazy idea of buying some leaf gelatine and cooking it up with cough syrup to make sort-of energy gels…Yes, this morning 10k seems like quite a daunting distance. It may be the night I get a Personal Worst rather than a Personal Best, but I intend to cross the finish line, and in one piece.
So, yeah! Go team C25K!
Quick edit: Mr TT put the grill on instead of the oven and the croissants have caught fire! Oh god!