It has been just over 4 weeks since I ran my first 10k and this morning when I awoke to a beautiful blue, cloudless sky and sun streaming through my bedroom window I knew today was the day for it. What to wear? Well that was easy, a short sleeve top (first this year) so it had to be my 5x50 t-shirt (first time worn) and my new running sunglasses (first outing for them)!! I felt good and raring to go!
I decided I wanted a different route today for variation so went in the opposite direction to my normal run and just hoped it wouldn’t be too hilly as I didn’t really have anything in mind as to where I would go, just follow my nose really and enjoy it. So a new route, another first! I also ran with music again after a long time not doing so and really think it helped; I was in a happy place and the music helped maximise that feeling and my legs!!
The route ended up being great – lots of flat running with a few steeper bits thrown in for good measure which I just seemed to run with ease and no effort, another first! Everything was just falling into place, amazing! As I was approaching one of those steeper parts I saw a park with a fair number of runners in it so decided to divert and join them. What a lovely park it was, hidden in a very urban part of town, but so peaceful and tranquil – I will definitely be returning to this one! As I didn’t really know it I decided to follow another runner and see where it took me and then to my next first – some trail running through a small woodland for about 1.5k! Beautiful!
On leaving the park I was ready for the hill and breezed it. So homeward bound now along some busy roads when I then started to feel a bit of pain under my big toe and when I got home I found I had a nice blister – another first!! Damn! Running since August last year and this is the first one I have had Thank goodness it was towards the end of the run……
So with legs starting to tire I was glad I was near home and when I checked my time I couldn’t believe it – 10k in 1hr 4mins!!! A PB knocking 5 mins off my original 10k!!! So another first! Very happy bunny
A fantastic run on a glorious day and I feel good! What more could you ask for really……
Enjoy your weekend peeps cos I certainly intend too!!