Apologies for the lack of posts – I’m not sure where the last ten days have gone to.
Saturday 26th September saw Kate and I head to London for the Shine night walk – 13.1 miles through the streets of London in the dark. It was absolutely fantastic. We had already decided we were going to make a bit of a weekend of it: hotel booked, bubbly packed etc. London was buzzing when we arrived and I always love that buzz. Pizza was consumed for dinner: clearly for carb loading purposes!
The walk itself was brilliant. We set off from Southwark Park and headed towards Bermondsey, over Tower Bridge, past Buckingham Palace, and along the Embankment, finishing at Old Billingsgate. We had always said it didn’t matter about time; it wasn’t a race. Having left the hotel I jokingly said we would be back by 11.30 pm, but we only started at 7.30! Well, I think at mile 9 we realised we were on course to do it in under 4 hours, so that was it: being competitive against ourselves we just walked. There were amazing fireworks along the Embankment which spurred us on and we passed the finish line in 3.39! We were indeed back in our hotel room dead on 11.30! What a night.
Tuesday saw me go to the club and we did a nice 6 km. We started with Langley Hill (anyone local will know that this is a big hill). I haven’t done a lot of hill running, so was super chuffed I got to the top without stopping.
I dragged Andy out on Thursday and we did 5 km. I said to him I wasn’t worried about time as thought I was going to struggle. Then again by 3 km I realised we could do it in under 30 min so off we went!
Saturday saw me at Parkrun again. I’ve had a couple of weeks off so it was lovely to be back, although very cold. Note to self: gloves needed for colder days. One of my mummy friends joined me this week, so it was great to run with her.
Then on Sunday it was a 10k event. This was Kate’s first event, and seeing as she only started running 4 months ago and has two little ‘uns under 2½ I am so incredibly proud of her. It was an honour to be her pacer for the event. It was a really lovely course in Reading and we did a fantastic time. And of course a new piece of bling 🙂
Wonder what this week will bring. I have an interview on Tuesday at work and it is my birthday, but for the first year ever I have asked for some running bits and I’m actually working out if I can fit in a birthday run! What has happened to me?
Thank you for reading and for following my journey.