...and we loved it!!
What a beautiful morning for our first Parkrun! I didn't sleep a wink the night before, all night I was envisioning crossing that finish line! Got up in good time to get our breakfasts before setting off! About 30 mins in the car, plenty of parking (OK so we did get there an hour early), and temps of 6 C. Had a mooch around the park, (lovely park), and let Winny get his 50 wees out of the way ! He kinda knows now, that there's no chance for a pot stop once we get going.
Started right at the very back because Winny was so nervous of all of the folks, bless him . Switched on 'our Laura's Stepping Stones and then we got going, and kept going, and going and going. LOLS we were lapped during the first lap . Never mind! Those folks didn't have a scrap of fat on them and there's only us in this race. Mind they were really running as 'if they'd stole it'! That'll be us one day!
Anyhoo, I thought we were a bit faster than usual because Winny was looking at me a lot on the final lap. It's a long time since my little legs have gone that fast. It felt really cool running past peeps ! So last Stepping Stones I did on Thursday was 40:48 for 5.2k. 37:56 at Parkrun if you please - more than chuffed with that! Personal best for 5k - more than chuffed with that! 352nd out of a field of 388 - more than chuffed with that!
Got back home then had a really busy day gardening, fencing, chopping down trees, stoking bonfires, prepping for lunch today. So felt a little bit emotional late yesterday when I finally had chance to sit down and digest what we'd accomplished. Well, to be honest, there was a couple of tears ! What's that all about? So so proud of being able to do this, and can't see the point in stopping now (not that I ever was going to). ThanQ so much to all of our super cool 'virtual' cheerleaders, who have made - and continue to make - our running adventures so enjoyable
Soz, I could have saved all of the drivel, but in a nutshell - chuffed!! High five from me, and a big deep woooof from Winny...xx
PS Hee hee, Hubby says I look like a Police marksman - need to add some colour!!!