I have had the goal of doing a park run for quite some time now.
I found out where and what the course was for my local one and went and ran it on Thursday, with a couple of short walks thrown in I managed 40 mins exactly, which I was pleased with for just over 5.3k.
I have just been putting in the 3 runs a week since graduation and gradually trying to increase the distance but I haven't been particularly focused if I'm honest!
I was super nervous and nearly didn't go. It started to pour once we had set off and continued throughout, thunder and lightning, hail, and at points I couldn't see due to so much water in my eyes!
My headphones stopped working about ten minutes in, probably due to all the water, so I had no idea of my pace, time, and worst of all no music 😵 meant I could hear the thunder though!!
The volunteers were great though, cheering everyone on.
I don't think I did too horrendously, I will find out when they publish the times. It was quite challenging to go and do it on my own.
All in all, I am glad I swallowed my nerves and bit the bullet. I think I'd do it again!