Yesterday morning was my W9R3 victory lap of various Leamington parks.
Actually to the onlooker it may have been a little more like a death march, what with the coughing, spluttering and gasping for breath
And is it the mark of a runner to greet the brief appearance of the sun with curses, and try to run in the shade of the trees?
But any which way, I've made it through, with the help of this site, Laura, and her odd musical choices. It has taken just over 11 weeks, with non-running holidays and the odd twinge.
I now feel happier, healthier, and have started my parkrun career.
And my top tips for the new runner:
- Decent running shoes
- Find somewhere nice to run if you can (I've been lucky in this)
- You will have the occasional bad run. So does everyone. Don't stress, there will be good ones too.