Nearly didn't go Parkrunning today! had a bit of a headache and it was gloomy outside alarm was set for 5.45 as OH was off to the mainland to watch old austin 7s climb a hill ! Well he enjoys it!?! So was delivered a cuppa and some ibuprofen and said i would see how it went! Had a comforting cuddle with george dog and pondered! Decided after a bit that:
a) the weather was cheering up
b) headache nearly gone......
c) last chance to run at medina as IOW festival takes over from next week preparing for mayhem as the grockles invade (caulkheads do go too though!!) ......( the new course at Ryde contains hills-EEK! )
d) have discovered i do LIKE running in the rain if it didnt happen to clear up !
e) have to work next saturday so can't go
SO made the effort and got there, via a doggy walk for George round Carisbrooke castle field as a warm up!
no Tracy BF today as she was off on mainland too, and actually arrived early( unheard of for me) felt a bit lonely without my pal or Boz to chat to, but spotted some of boz's old workmates to chat to eventually and Tracy's husband too!
well it was very SQUISHY!Had to laugh when a load of us nearly headed through a Giant puddle that we hadn't noticed!( the kids were positively aiming for ALL the big ones!)remembered that on 2nd lap! felt quite good today, stripped to vest at start so didnt overheat at all, and noticed after 1st lap that i should be heading for 31 mins ish if i kept it up! managed a little blast at the end and got new PB of 31.16 shaving 15 secs off! Yay!
so worth getting up after all! Also went to my tues nighters running club without Tracy so i'm obviously having a brave week!!!!
ps grockles ( mainlanders) caulkheads (iow folk) !!!
happy bank hol weekend everyone!