Run, Fat Fighter, Run.

Despite it being the first day of the half term holidays yesterday, I dragged my weary backside out of bed and went and took part in my first parkrun event in a bid to help me move more and boost my weight loss.

image courtesy of www.parkrun.org.uk

image courtesy of http://www.parkrun.org.uk

The weather had been shocking over the previous 24hours with howling wind and rain.  I’d been half hoping that the rain was going to be torrential as there’s no way I was going to attempt it in that weather.  But the other half of me really wanted to have a go and I found myself lying in bed yesterday morning, listening to the very strong winds and hoping that the rain held off.  It did mainly: there were a couple of showers but I was already at the park by then.

My main aim for the run this week was to actually do it and not be bothered if I didn’t manage to run all the way around as I’ve not run properly in several years. However, when we got there, I decided that as I’m reasonably fit and can cope with 45min spinning classes, there was no reason why I shouldn’t be able to run all the way round if I paced myself.  So I went for it and was delighted with my time of 33min 12sec.

What was even more surprising was that I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for next week’s run!

Parkrun events are free and held all over the world.  If you fancy taking part why not checkout http://www.parkrun.com/ or http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

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