My first Parkrun today! Yesterday I helped a friend break up her veg patch and woke up rather stiff. My OH sensed an excuse coming on and pushed me out the door anyway.
As soon as I started running the nerves fell away and I really enjoyed myself. It was quite an experience to set off en masse with the sound of 250 pairs of feet pounding the floor. After reading the posts about earphones and running, I left mine at home. I was too distracted to start my phone but it was liberating to run without looking at splits.
I've taken the kids to this forest many times but we always stick to the same paths. This route was so much more enjoyable - it took you through some of the 'rides' of the old hunting forest. No hills, just dappled sunlight and a leap over the 'ditch of doom'. Without doubt, my favourite run yet. Pulled out a sprint finish and my time was 29m13s, which I'm delighted with!