Yesterday afternoon I ran my first 10k race. I graduated ju-ju- wonderful 10k plan in July but had booked the race in May! I wanted to run in memory of my dad who passed away 2 years ago.
Weather forecast had been crap all week for yesterday so this added to my worry if my calf /hamstring niggles would be ok. Then more importantly running attire stress was added to this too!!
Anyway race day came and I was actually calm and excited. The Bournemouth Marathon Festival was very well organised and on arrival the atmosphere was amazing.
I’d forgotten all my worries and was ready to run. And we were off! Weather was cool but dry. First 7K lovely easy run. Music playing, crowds cheering with familiar faces waving.
Grabbed a bottle of water at 7km and within seconds started to feel sick 🤢. Struggled on with waves of nausea. Calf niggle was there in background but easily ignored. Slowed down a bit and nausea seemed to ease. Was it the water??
Last stretch now - Up and down the never ending Bournemouth Pier where my husband and son were cheering me on. Last K was the longest K!!! Ok here we go - deafening cheering as I sprinted to the finish! Well felt like a sprint. 🏃🏻♀️😬
Woohoo!! Leg started to stiffen up after finishing - but so elated I’d done it! My 1st race and loved it. Glad when I finished but loved it. 😬 Oh and a couple of PB’s. 💪🏼
I’ve raised a massive £1040 to date. My 1st race dedicated to you dad. ❤️
(I’ve added a link to my justgiving page for more info below)