‘EMMA DO YOU WANNA DO PARK RUN TOMORROW?’
‘Yeah! Good idea Ray!’
Well the story goes back a little bit.
I got new kit:
(Is there any more satisfying than new sports socks? Naw, didn’t think so.)
New wintery tops and leggings, socks for days, and I was staying at a pals. Seeing as I had my kit anyway he asked me if I fancied park run.
It seemed a good idea. I was filled with pseudo confidence after my treadmilling this week plus after not doing full 5ks the past 2 runs I was keen to complete it. I could do the outdoors right?
Let us all laugh.
Turns out I’m a needy princess. ‘It’s cold, there’s hills, mud, I’m tired, there’s people.’ So many complaints.
It was hard. The cold was bitter, ice on paths, hills and even worse downhills. I was quickly at the back of the pack. The walkers appeared after 1.5k. This was brutal.
I was aware how woefully bad I was. My brain was a constant stream of ‘eff this, eff that, terribad idea’.
That said… it was beautiful. Trees, air, cold, mud… It was very LOTR.
My time was poor:
But I’m still glad I did it. In terms of new kit I was pretty happy with my new socks and tops. Trousers? Well… if your a fan of muffin tops then these are the trousers for you.
Try again next week?