Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Racing!

I have not blogged for ages, an in a departure from the norm thought I'd do a post about myself!

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... 
Finally, there was a photographer taking official photos, this was mine. I LOVE it. There is nothing about it I don't love. I think I am going to buy the version without his email address. What a brilliant memento of a brilliant day :-)


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