The day dawned misty and chilly, and, for the first time, I wore a jacket. My daughter & I turned up with our barcodes and hung around till the start. It was the first time I've run without doing the brisk warm-up walk but it didn't seem to make any difference. There were around I50 runners. As I was at the back, I was worried about getting lost in the mist but the run was really well signposted. I started right at the back and finished just a few in front of the back| I enjoyed running with other people, and I did manage to say a few things on the way round! e.g, I managed to call out 'how far to go now?' and was told we were over half way. I really missed Laura's 'halfway' & '5 minutes left'. Next time (and there will be a next time) I'm going to try and take notice of the surroundings so I know roughly where I am. I might Google it! For some reason, our results haven't come through, so I've emailed in the hopes that I can get a time as I would like to be able to improve. I can't believe I've done an official 5k race and not actually come last!
I'm going to try a running group on Tuesday evening. Then I'm intending to do that & the Parkrun every week, which means I'll only have to squeeze in 1 solo run. Though as the weather cools down, I may run with my daughter who runs during the day while the children are at school! I still don't like running but it may be becoming a fact of life!