So after two successful 5k runs I figured it was time to bite the bullet and try my first parkrun this morning. These are the things that really struck me as I was running round ...
1) I am not the only knock-kneed runner out there! This may not seem like a sticking point when you have legs that go back and forth in a straight line but when you have legs that can take out a small child running past you, this can be a deal breaker for starting running!
2) Runners are not the snobbish elitist group that I thought they were before I started this programme
3) Waiting for your time is like waiting for your exam results (mine still hasn't been posted and it's killing me waiting)
4) Even if you are a social wallflower, like me, then parkrun is a very easy environment to join in with
I really enjoyed this morning and can't wait for my next one. And seeing all the kids running round has inspired my son to ask to start running as well.