I’m not a stranger to a challenge.
In the past I’ve completed two moonwalks (one pregnant, one post children). At 26.2 miles, they were a little bit scary, but it was all about the distance.
Today I did my first running race and I was absolutely terrified.
I ran 10k around Crystal Palace Park (for Age UK). When I say “ran” I actually mean ran/walked.
Suddenly it was about not just distance, but also keeping up a good tempo whilst simultaneously tackling some really quite impressive hills.
I was really surprised to finish feeling relatively ok and in a reasonable time (1hr 9mins).
Also, finishing a run in a national athletics stadium (with people cheering) was pretty awesome!
I got a medal – exciting!
But even better, when I got home there was a beautiful hand made card from my girl. I’m touched that she has such faith in my running.