Hello everybody! Hope all is well, just thought I’d write a quick post-graduation message - hopefully to help encourage and to thank those who helped me on my journey. Today I completed my first Parkrun, this was my ‘impossible daydream’ when I started C25K and something I could only dream I could do. I still feel a bit of a phoney and like I’m pretending I should be there (!) which I need to work on, but I did cross the finish line today and hopefully nobody noticed my almost slip on the mud .. there was lots of it.
I knew I had to do it to satisfy my brain, was doubtful given the rain we’d had and actually thought the weather would be worse this morning. My family said they’d be there to support me - well none were up early enough so I just went for it. They did manage to cheer me on half way which was a great incentive to keep going!
The mud was a challenge as I’ve never ran in mud or puddles before and I skidded a few times (thankfully didn’t fall over!) nobody else seemed to slip, maybe training will help. It seemed tough, but I did it. I am used to running on my own on quite a private journey so I guess the biggest challenge was being around so many other people.
To anybody on this journey .. you are all amazing. Keep going, don’t let the mental challenge hinder what you can actually do if you stick to it. Because you really can do anything! Life is there for the taking, yes I’m feeling a little giddy!!
I was a little slower than I’d like but that’s because of the mud I think. I also need to be braver and get nearer to the middle of the line as I did find it a little challenge overtaking many people and with hindsight I could have started further up.
You can do it! Thank you everybody for your support.
Keep positive ..