Take a short moment out of #FEARWEEK to celebrate running and jumping (unless you are afraid of running and jumping in which case come right on in!)
The local Parkrun had its first birthday a couple of weeks ago, reminding me that it has taken me a year to get there, but on Saturday I finally did. Out of about 160 runners, only two finished in more than 40 minutes, meaning I was nearly last and a little intimidated, but at least that made my legs go faster. I’ve also started the five-to-ten-k programme, which has made the runs significantly longer. It continues to be tricky to square all of this with what I know of my personality and history.
Have you surprised yourself this week?
I’m very late to the Parkrun party, only finding out about it in September this year, when a bloke at work mentioned it. Did my third Parkrun (St Albans) on Saturday. The timing equipment went wrong, so all of the 200+ participants were surprised to be recorded with an identical time of 59:59. Very egalitarian.
Big fan of the Parkrun though.
And hats off to those who are getting out there and getting fit – keep at it!
200+ participants sounds like a busy parkrun! I’m not yet sure if I like running in crowds or prefer to be solitary.
Ate too much yesterday, and my legs are aching, I think in response to a bit of a jump in distance, so I’m having a few days off. By which I mean, it’s half term and I’m still in my dressing gown.