Next week's local Dartford paper will read "Desperate old biddy rolls in last at this weeks Park Run looking like a big old tomato!" I knew I was slow and it's been confirmed but do you know what? I finished it and I'm pretty damn proud of myself for attempting it just two months after struggling with a 60 second jog! I incorporated it into W9R2 but unfortunately had to walk in places. NEVER run on grass let alone mud, NEVER run with inclines (chose the flat to give me a fighting chance of completing C25K) and certainly NEVER run on frost and ice before. My eldest daughter AND two of her sons got PB's and my lovely little Ben came back and walked/ran around with nanny holding the dogs lead. Felt so sorry for the 'back-runner' having to wait but came in at 51 minutes so could've been worse.
Got loads of support from peeps as I was going around as well as the end of course and there were some people from my daughters running club who wanted to meet me too. Little disconcerting with park walkers and their dogs who systematically jumped on my dog who had to be on her lead so don't suppose that helped but things will get better...that's if my sore knee decides to get better? Think I'm going to need some ice on it today so I can have a little jog tomorrow, if not will leave till the next day.
I'm doing this for myself but the proud look in the eyes of my kids and grandkids is a truly wonderful side effect of starting on this incredible journey...ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!