In the running: Slow but steady

SoilmanThe weekend was pretty uninspiring for gardening. Got some peas planted out and spent what felt like hours weeding. But the real sense of achievement came from the 10km run.

This was the second 10km I’ve completed, and I’m beginning to get a little bit of confidence about it. Sunday’s was particularly encouraging, because I felt fresh at the end. Could have gone a lot further. It was even enjoyable… and I never thought I’d be writing that.

Such is my enthusiasm, in fact, that I’ve signed up for the BHF’s Blenheim 10km in June. My ultra-staunch training partner, aka my sister (poor deluded woman), is accompanying me. The aim is NOT a fast time. Nor are we manically raising funds – for now. We just want to run the whole course and finish.

So wish me luck. And send a paramedic.

9 Responses to “In the running: Slow but steady”

  1. Mike Says:

    Good for you and good luck on the next race, what a great accomplishment.

  2. Damo Says:

    Well done and best of luck for the next one.

  3. Tanya Walton Says:

    well good luck with your run…personally I think you’re totally off your rocker but each to their own I suppose!!

  4. Soilman Says:

    Thanks for kind words, all. And Tanya, you’re right: I’m mad. But I’m kind of enjoying it…

  5. carrie Says:

    good luck – I was a St John Ambulance girl for a while if you need me.
    I hate runners, they make me feel so inadequate – I just can’t run (double vision gets worse and I have torn intercostal muscles).

  6. Amy Says:

    Well done and good luck for the next one. Glad you’ve reached the enjoyment stage with running, it really is quite satisfying isn’t it?

  7. dee Says:

    Good luck with the run. Sooner you than me :0)

  8. Shiny New Allotment Holder Says:

    Good luck. But seriously, how are your potatoes doing?

  9. Freelance Unbound Says:

    Are you insane? I spent today lying in the sun and eating trifle. Who has a better life – eh? EH? Jeez.

    Mind you, I am fat and unfit…