Well I managed to do my first 10k charity run this morning. To all the people who sponsored me and Hana I say a really big thank you for your support.
A big thank you to the organisers of the event too. It felt so good to complete the run today. I don’t think I set the world on fire with my time of just over an hour (1hr 2 minutes) but it was inside my target time of 1hr 10 minutes for this run.
We arrived bleary eyed to Hyde Park this morning ready and maybe a little bit nervous about what was to come but as we got registered and changed into our race t-shirts the nervousness started to melt away, or maybe it was washed away by the rain which decided to get us soaked before setting off.
After a mass warm up it was time to assemble behind the starting line and set off. I hit play on my mp3 player on my phone, crossed the start line and ran off. I won’t say it was the easiest thing I have ever done but on the day it was easier than I thought. For me the race day was easier than my practice runs on the treadmill at the gym. You find that running with a whole bunch of other people really motivates you and pushes you on.
So after an hour of running through beautiful Hyde Park in London I crossed the line and collected my medal. My legs felt far better than I thought they would be. And for lunch after, the lunch of Olympic champions, McDonalds!