I'm feeling a bit dazed at the moment, but I have just achieved a major goal - completing my first parkrun!
The course at Mile End is quite twisty, and you do two circuits - this means that you have to go up and over the Green Bridge 4 times. That is a killer!
The runners and volunteers were great, but most of them left me in the dust as I ploughed through my regulation 28 minutes. I was overtaken by a mum with a child in a pushchair, by a woman who was 6 months pregnant, and by that Indian guy who is famous because he is still running at 100 years old.
I was one of the last to come in, but I did it in about 43 minutes. (I'm not sure as the Parkrun site is not yet showing people's times.) Still, at least I have set a baseline for myself.