I am still running and still loving it. I've always wanted to race but really struggled to find one that fits into life (isn't too far away/too late/means missing church on a Sunday) but recently someone introduced me to a website that features a fair few wee club races that are more likely to be on a Saturday than the "big" races. This meant that I fairly easily found a 10K (6.2 miles for those who prefer it in old money) race not *too* far from home, in Haddington :-) (East Lothian).
My wonderful friend gave me a lift (in their Jag, don't you know ;-) ) and made sure to be at the finish line round about when I expected to finish. Thanks Helen, you made a really fun day even more fun and it was lovely to have a friendly face to search for at the finish line.
I had gone to the race really hoping to finish in under an hour, perhaps I wanted it more than I realised as I was a little disappointed with my time of 1 hour 1 minute and 0 seconds but as I reflect I realise I still beat my previous personal best and it was a *scorcher* of a day, far too hot to go and run! I am really pleased with my run (now) and look forward to doing another, after all, I need to run one in under an hour!
Here's some pictures that Helen took on the day
|Trying not to look too nervous|
|Girl's day out!|
|Trying to get to the finish line!|
|Well deserved medal and drink!|
|Did I mention that I won a medal?|
Helen surprised me at the end with a wee bottle of champagne, much appreciated.
|Eek, that was me!|
|Helen's husband even bought me flowers to congratulate me on my first race...|