So after being off for a few weeks ill, and having to repeat week 7 a number of times, I finally completed the week and managed to get a second Parkrun in too on Saturday morning. What was even better was completing in 29:10 and therefore being 2 minutes better than my first run. Whooo Hoooo. Again the running with others was fun, trying to work my way though the crowds etc, but so glad of the achievement and the improvement too. I listened to Laura for the run and the motivation was there to complete. Looking to take another 2 mins off over the new few weeks.
Weather wise, it was a lot colder on Saturday morning, but it was sunny. All week I had been running in (a lot) warmer weather, so running Saturday I had put back on the tracksuit and long sleeved top and was glad of the extra warmth. I was also running with a bluetooth headset so no wires bugging me which was handy. The run was a lot more enjoyable too as it was different from the run I usually do during the week days so it was a nice change of pace and change of view too.
For those of you who have not yet considered the Parkrun, I would recommended it. I did the first in Week 5, and now in week 7 (week 9 really) but well worth it and running with a crowd if you have been running solo is a lot more challenging at the start, but then trying to keep up with the person in front of you from the 2km mark onwards is motivation.