I hope are all well. I've been off HU for a while but have still been running. I've been slowly working back to my best whilst recovering from my tight calf's. I've seen a physio who has been helpful and given me stretches to do regularly. I've restricted myself to 3 runs a week and a maximum of 10km. I'm on the mend now and am able to push myself more at Parkrun. Before today my best 5km in the last 6 months was 22:45 and today I ran in 22:25! My aim today was to get approx 22:30 so was very happy with my time.
I started fast and completed the first km in 4:15. I was in a group of 3 people and quickly overtook them all. It was the first time in a while that I've been heading a group at Parkrun so it was a bit harder to keep the pace up. I was overtaken at the 3km mark and didn't manage to reign the guy in. I think he finished 15 seconds ahead of me which was a lot faster than I was aiming for so I didn't mind.
It was my 50th run and because it was the Islamic festival of Eid last week I bought in some sweet and savoury Asian treats for everyone. I asked the race director if it was okay a few weeks ago and she kindly organised for a table and a gazebo to be set up! So everyone had some nice but unhealthy food to eat after their run.
Well I'm waiting for my email to come through so I can place an order for my 50 shirt!
Happy running all!