First Parkrun ✔️ First Trail run✔️ First 6k ??

Despite the rain, the mud, the leaves, I went out and completed my FIRST Parkrun this morning. I'm so, so pleased with myself!

The thing that got me out in the bad weather was that Ruth_canal_runner and I agreed to a virtual Parkrun together for this morning, so no backing out, a pledge is a pledge, scouts honour and all that ✌🏼️.

I did it. I loved it ❤️☔️💦🌨. Ruth did it too, many miles from where I am but a great virtual run, thanks Ruth👍🏼

It didn't matter that it was wet, muddy and uneven ground. It's a lovely route through the forestry centre. So not just my first Parkrun but I think I'm claiming that as my first real trail run😃 . My Purple-power shoes are now a nice muddy colour😱

Not only that, I finished the 5k and then immediately ran/walked a further 1k making a total of 6k altogether. My reasoning for this is that part of my Rfc current Quest is to lengthen my run to 6k. I'd like to count this as covering the 6k, does it count do you think or am I pulling a fast one because I did a bit of walking?

My daughter and hubby had a lovely walk and cheered me over the line, along with many other runners who had already finished which was terrific! A slight surprise for them to see I can speak quite comfortably at the end of a run teehee!

The fast runners loop in the other direction whilst slower runners are still on the outward bound journey and it was lovely that many many of these took the time to say ' you are doing great, keep going'! 🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️😃.

Such a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, I am heading back there very soon.

Happy running everyone🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🌨💦☔️😉

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  • Brilliant uplifting post. Makes you want to wish we were all there !

    I must try and fit one in myself.

    How are you going to celebrate ?

  • I've had the usual celebration bacon sandwich Joe😃 Might try a Magnum (ice cream) when I do my first 10k planned for march😉

  • well done. I knew you would love it

  • Thanks Sue, I really did enjoy it! It's a quite hilly route but well worth the effort 😃🏃🏼‍♀️

  • Brilliant and well done, it sounds as though you really enjoyed that - another parkrun lover! :-)

  • Yes I think I am on that list Scruffy64 👍🏼😁

  • Sounds brilliant Jacs! Lots of well dones there and I'm sure you're still grinning 😄

  • I absolutely am IP ..... boring friends and family to distraction, thank goodness for this forum 👍🏼😀

  • Haha! I know, non-runners don't really get it do they?

  • Well done!!! :) I'm going to do my first one on completing Week 9 this coming week - a few hills in our local one up here but at least when I travel to Milton Keynes next Sunday I won't be awake,bored,the whole journey! Think I'll be asleep! ;)

    How was the experience? :)

  • It was fabulous thanks mark , really really enjoyed it 👍🏼

  • Aw this is great Jacs !

    Really Well done to you and what a great idea to link up with Ruth for a virtual parkrun !

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time , and great that your hubby and daughter joined you.

    Lovely post ! :-) xxx

  • That's great!glad you had fun! It was a very wet and windy day! I was impressed 149 turned up to ours this morning and it was nasty weather!but good! Glad your daughter is doing well and had fun too 😊

  • Well done! Hope the sun shines on us all for next week's Parkrun (which I won't be running in as I have a trip to Bath that day ;) )

  • Yay! It was a pleasure to run with you :)

  • Great post and well done. Of course it counts towards your quest. You earned that 6km. 😀.

  • Brill thanks Rfc, i think i got rid of the ' I cant run more than 5k' gremlin too, i had a massive smile on my face and still do ✋🏼👍🏼😀

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