Since it was my Runniversary weekend (see yesterday's post) I thought I would mark occasion by pushing myself this morning and think of park run as a race. Over the moon with knocking 1 min off time to get new PB of 32.13. Not bad for this 60 yr young grandma! Of course I am delighted with time but actually realised that I prefer just to go out and enjoy the park run - savour the atmosphere, chat to people on way round,and enjoy the beautiful view. We are so lucky in edinburgh as it's a completely flat run with stunning view of sea and the forth bridges. I might try and push myself in another few months as sometimes it's good to get out your comfort zone but on weekly basis not going to fret too much about my time.
So for anyone just starting out on parkruns or still nervous about doing 1st one I say give it a go and try and enjoy yourself . It doesn't matter if you are last ( those at end of our park run get lots of encouragement and well dones) Just remember the clue is in the title - it's not a race but a run Have fun