So, as many of you know, I did a triathlon yesterday - more of that later.....
......as I was putting my body through a million levels of pain on Sunday, I decided NOT to parkrun on Saturday but thought I would volunteer instead. I think I got as much out of it as actually running and I would urge everyone to do it. It was great to be able to shout encouragement to runners for a change - it was incredible. I know how much it means when you're struggling, for someone to shout a bit of support at you - and it does make a difference and to see the grateful faces.......magical.
And then there was the triathlon. It was HELL. The bike ride was horrible - beyond words. I hated it. I'm torn between doing the spring triathlon (same triathlon, they run it in spring and autumn) to try and beat my dreadful time (I was, officially, the slowest finishers - but there were a couple of people who gave up and didn't finish) and never wanting to do another triathlon ever. Right now I don't want to go anywhere near a bike again. And after the awful cycle the run was almost impossible. I ran all the flat and the downhill but I simply didn't have the strength to run the uphill. I could truly barely walk the uphill. BUT I raised over £600 for refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan!!!!
And, as soon as my broken body feels able to start working again, I'll be back to my running. Next goal a 10k but I'll be taking it slowly.