Parkrun

My aim was to be able to run Parkrun by the end of the year. Today, one month and two days after starting to run, I did it! Encouraged by my super friends (thanks Jo for pushing the buggy!) I ran 5k for the very first time. I ran every single step! I feel amazing.

I did it in 34.38 according to the official results, and my running app tells me that I averaged 6.54 minutes per km (it also put the time at 35.38 and the distance as 5.19 but I started right at the back so maybe ran a little further overall.) There’s no way I’ll be able to run like that with the buggy though so I’m hoping to leave TTG at home next time.

Parkrun was such a positive experience, everyone was really encouraging and happy and supportive and I can’t wait to do it again. I’m really proud that I ran the whole way! The furthest I’ve run previously was 2k so I’m amazed I did the distance. When I started the 3rd lap I thought that I’d hit my limit but I kept on going and actually when I think back through it and how I felt afterwards it was quite manageable and I’m really pleased with it.

Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement about my running, that means a huge amount to me.

Now I just need to finish knitting my socks and that’s everything I wanted to achieve this year done!

 

 

Just one beautiful sunset

Watching and appreciating a brilliant sunset is matched in terms of enjoyment and satisfaction only by being able to capture on camera the exact colours that were flaring in the sky. What a joy to stand and see the sky burn fiery orange and red with pink edged clouds until all that remains is the charcoal, the embers tinged with the last glow of heat until that too has faded away. Night falls, and tomorrow there will be a new day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watching and appreciating a brilliant sunset is matched in terms of enjoyment and satisfaction only by being able to capture on camera the exact colours that were flaring in the sky. What a joy to stand and see the sky burn fiery orange and red with pink edged clouds until all that remains is the charcoal, the embers tinged with the last glow of heat until that too has faded away. Night falls, and tomorrow there will be a new day.