Well I argued with myself this morning over whether I should attempt a park run or not. I really wanted to but was a bit scared in case I couldn't do it! I just graduated last week and the furthest I have run so far is just over 4K. Also the weather was looking dreadful! Anyway I headed over to my local park run at Pollok Park and there were lots of friendly people there. Also another few first timers. It was hard going as there were a few hilly bits which I'm not used to - I have been sticking to a flat route up til now. The route is 2 laps of the park and the first lap was actually the worst! I kept thinking 'I can't do this, I'll never make it!' But...... I did! The second lap seemed more manageable apart from the hills! I finally reached the finish line 304th out of 318. My time was 38.05 so I was fairly pleased with that as I was aiming for under 40 min. I had a great time despite the struggle and will definitely be back. Thanks to all the great runners and volunteers who were all very encouraging. There was also a table at the finish with coffee and home baking! Fantastic people!!
Yaaay! 1st park run and 1st 5k done! - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
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