Parkrun no 15, and a new PB, due to big brother John and Kali dog! :) oh what a slavedriver!!

Parkrun no 15, and a new PB, due to big brother John and Kali dog! :) oh  what a slavedriver!!

Well my brother came to stay last night to deliver Kali the Jack Russell for her annual holiday on the IOW! (her 3rd year!), he pays me to look after her and i get nearly a week off work(have to work fri/sat as no cover :( ) and to visit my old mum :) He does Parkrun at Greenwich near where he lives sometimes, accompanied by Kali dog and his daughter , so i thought it was a good opportunity to get him out on our Parkrun.....................

Thought he would go on ahead as he was talking about wanting to get a PB as the course was flatter here, but NO! He stuck with me, after i made the mistake of saying i would like to do a sub 30 mins by end of the year! Hes quite a taskmaster(his daughters are speedwalking athletes ( the eldest got a medal at British championships recently ) and we set off at a faster than usual pace, i kept up well for first 2 k then slowed a little, he was a bit relentless with the "you're doing great" at first and the "come on 1k to go!" etc,( i did moan as i saw people about my personal trainer!) - i did encourage him to go on ahead but NO we stuck together and although i didn't get a sub 30 as he'd hoped i did knock 20 secs off my PB at 31.05 and a pace of 6.18( last week was 6.43!) So a good result but apparently i should be able to not talk at the end as thats how he is after Parkrun!! PAH! Some people are just more sporty than others( hes into martial arts and used to be a time trial cyclist) and maybe i'm not as competitive( thats definite!) But it was nice to have him along and show him what i've achieved as we've never been running before and i think he was proud of me! :)

Went back to my house for tea and toast/scrambled eggs and then off to Parkhurst Forest with the dogs(in the picture) it was a lovely sunny day and really quite hot! then back for a sarnie at my dads and a seafront walk with my lovely old mum, with a stop for coffee and cake :) Knackered after that so a lazy evening! (apart from trot with George in a mo) ...........

*Had email through -8 weeks today is my 10k run at Bournemouth, so i better get a move on with those longer runs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :X

Happy running everyone :)

11 Replies

  • Well done on your new PB and good luck with your 10k in 8 weeks :) I'll be doing my own 10k at the end of August :) Can't wait.

  • thanks Paul! you'll do greta at your 10k i bet ! :)

  • sorry meant great!!

  • What a perfect family day, lovely pic and well done on Parkrun it must have been wonderful to have him there.... :)

  • hard work, my other brother said this morning that it was awful that he coached me all the way round, he was a bit relentless but thats just him hes a character and very focused!! !! :X Glad to hear you are getting back panthering!! :)

  • Great post. Well done on your pb. And good luck for your 10k too.

  • thanks Bikergirl! am recovered now, ready to get going this week again i hope!! :)

  • Sorry for delayed response, I can't keep up on here sometimes! What a lovely day Ali! Well done on a new PB. I need some puff in reserve for a natter after parkrun- one has to be sociable you know! ;-) You will be fine with your 10k, 8 weeks is a good amount of time for training. Enjoy your week x

  • No worries i don't keep up alot of the time!! i agree with you, i like a natter too, and i felt i was pretty puffed out!! yes must get on to that training starting tonight i hope!!! Hope you're doing ok? Ali x :)

  • Read you post Ali, well done, as for your PT (I suppose that's what brothers are like - having never had one) have a good few days off see you soon =^.^= x

  • thanks Sally- not all brothers as intense as John!! how was work?? have a look at my c25k gingerbread man i made earlier!! :)

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