Well, I did the Bupa 10k last Sunday.... it was an amazing day, so exciting, but sadly I didn't manage to run it all as the heat was making me feel a bit funny after about 3k, so I alternated running and walking. I still got an official time of 1 hour 27 mins though, about the same as I did running the whole way in (cool weather!) training a week previously. Crossing the finish in front of Buckingham Palace was a very emotional experience (oh yes, I ran THAT bit!!!) and I was delighted that the official stats said there were 300+ people slower than me.
But I did a rather stupid thing afterwards - I had a deadline of the following morning for all my essays, so I basically stayed up all night and finished the buggers! I allowed myself one hour's sleep before I had to go to college to hand them in. Naturally I am now e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d, and so I haven't run since then. I'm going to try a gentle run this weekend, but will now postpone my first parkrun experience in favour of a decent lie-in on Saturday.
I'm sure I will bounce back, but it all feels a bit flat at the moment. Oh, but I raised over £400 for WaterAid, which I was highly chuffed about!
Next stop - half marathon training!!