Well ,Mr Pip and Piplet and I all did our first parkrun today. I decided to not take the podcast and just do my own thing walk jog walk jog. I told the other 2 not to wait for me and I was pleased they didn't. Bringing up the rear I was happy to make early acquaintanceship with the tailrunner. He was with me virtually every step of the way always encouraging and inspiring anever being judgey. after the first lap I would probably have given up had it not been for early finishers encouraging me on as well as the tailrunner. Even the first guy to lap me was giving it a "well done and keep going".
Target 1 was to finish -Achieved
Target 2 was to finish within the hour - Achieved
I jogged and walked...Probably the walking was as quick as the jogging but I don't care. But I'm tired this afternoon though.
As for Mr Pip he finished in a very respectable 41 mins and jogged all the way and surprised himself - he's on Week 5 of C25K and is cock-a-hoop. And Piplet did a 45 which she is happy with too. Stanley also never left my side and is still chuddering negatively.. looking forward now to rest until Tuesday perhaps and then back on the the C25K programme. I did set off slowly and did LOTS of walking but the speed overall was still faster than my C25K runs which surprised me and I also had tailrunner to talk to so that was tough too.
It was hard, and I have to say I do not feel I enjoyed it much at all...But I'll do it again..One day