Early last week I agreed I would run today with my son.......well run the same Parkrun but he takes half my time. However for the past few days I have been telling myself reasons why I can't do it. Only thing is if I promise my children i will do something, I do it. There would have to be a tradegy of some sort to stop me.
So off we go as pr tourists, 40 mins drive, raining quite heavy to start but by the time we got there it was really hammering down! My son said 'only runners will be here mum!'. Roll of eyes from me!
We run, already pretty wet through, yes it's not best conditions but, you know what, only one New Year's Day each year and this is it! So we embraced it all.
It's a two lapper route. My boy runs his two laps and as he hits the finish I am completing my first lap (it's the halfway point too)! He encourages me on , I cheer his finish! Then he grabs a jacket and runs my second lap (his third lap), alongside me!
He paced me to a new 5k pb, over 1minute quicker again! And they have a pb bell at this Parkrun, boy did I ring it out! I am still v slow but beginning to see consistent improvement.
So my new year has started really well. I am a runner after all!
Happy new year and happy running everyone!