Parkrun no 8, cowgirl style!!

Parkrun no 8, cowgirl style!!

Well, after an enforced rest period due to blisters from Walk the Wight last Sunday, i'm back to running today on my 8th Parkrun!

It was a lovely sunny day and we arrived for fancy dress Parkrun "Western theme" for Medina IOW's 3rd birthday(delayed from last week due to rubbish weather!)As always its very friendly and well organised. A lot of people took up the fancy dress challenge in good spirits, and after the annual awards (my friend Tracys's husband came 3rd overall and retained his cup!) we all set off. My shirt didn't last long as it was SO HOT! so took it off whilst running and tied it round my waist, but the hat stayed on all the way round at least! it was hard work but i didn't get my usual leg aches and felt quite good really, huffing and puffing a bit though! Managed a little sprint finish then collapsed in a heap!!! NEED WATER!! :) As it was kind of a party celebration there was a table FULL of goodies, cakes sweets and fruit, lovely!! indulged with abandon and it was all great cakey stuff! :) My OH was feeling very pleased with himself as he had beaten his car club colleague by 5 mins!! He did it in 23.40!! Also found him a chocolate brownie with no nuts which made him extra happy!! :)

The photo show me and Tracy(I 'm on the right) before we set off! Got the results through and mine was 31.38(only 7 seconds off my PB) and i was 2nd out of 12 in my age group(VW40-44!!) , and Tracy got a PB of 34.15! Well done to her, she's the one who got me started on C25k!! :) This was my longest time of non-running since January (9days) so i was pleased that today was better than i thought!

Had a colleague leaving work today too so MORE cake, so definitely heading out again asap to run it all off!

Have a good weekend everyone, happy running! :)

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  • That sounds a lot of fun!!!! Great pic. Bet you're well pleased with the day, and CAKE!!!!! Bonus or what. I could murder a bit of cake now darn it!

    I've not done Parkrun yet, and I was talking to a chap today who was urging me to get one under my belt to improve my running speed.

  • You really should! Sending you a virtual cake now! not quite the same tho- sorry! ! I'm a bit caked-out now! had to have salad for tea!! got a cold cider in the fridge for in a mo! :)

  • Ooooh cake! Ta. I'm picking the choc sprinkles off the top and eating em first. Mmmmm

    Virtual cake is very good for you I faind. Tee hee

  • I'm back on my healthy eating now!! Mostly, though am working in cafe tomorrow! :( i had flapjack, choc cake and shortbread biccies, then victoria sponge at works do...OOPS! i need to eat virtual cake now!

  • Love the idea of virtual cake!!! Well done. What a brilliant time! And in fancy dress no less!!!! Sounds like you had a great time.. Nice pic!

    S X

  • thankyou! it was good fun but hot! onto virtual cake for rest of week now! :)

  • Great pic. Sounds like a good fun day. Well done for a great time. (Can we have picture of cake as well next time please.. Mmmm) xx

  • good idea, there certainly was lots! Yummy! :)

  • Looks like fun - but a hot day for fancy dress! I thought running was supposed to help you lose weight!

  • starting with the healthy eating again tomorrow!! used 400 cals according to garmin!! :) it was v hot!!

  • hes impressed with his new name!! :) he does have long legs! working on wearing off the cake tues eve!! :)

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