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I registered for parkrun a couple of days ago.


Katy and Rachael have been talking about it for ages and I’ve been secretly admiring their ever-improving run times whilst definitely not admiring my ever-increasing waistline, knowing that it’s been a long, looong time since I last ran. (If you don’t count the one whole mile I did between pregnancies.)

I used to do cross-country running when I was in school. I would go to the after-school clubs and run at various host schools once a month. I mean, I was crap at it and always came in as one of the last but it was fun. I think.

So now I have to get Karl to print my barcode and remember to get dressed early enough on a Saturday morning to drag my lazy arse to the local parkrun so that I can run with a bunch of other people who’re all way more experienced and will likely leave me to finish last. Again.

Why am I doing this?

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11 comments so far

  1. Aisling said:

    Running and I have a complicated relationship. It’s not my favourite way to be active but I can’t deny it’s a good free activity. And when I have something really great on my iPod (I actually have an iPod shuffle ~specifically for running~) I really enjoy it. It’s mainly the part where I have to like… Put stretchy pants and shoes on. I just can’t manage that part. ;)

    Parkrun sounds fun though. If we didn’t live 4h apart I’d join you sometimes. :)

  2. Heather said:

    I live in Florida, which has the climate of Hell, so I don’t run. Ever. I get my exercise by chasing 5 year olds (my husband calls it herding cats).

    I have no clue why you’re doing this. :)

  3. Amanda said:

    Well good luck! I always see everyone running, then I go out to try and feel like I’m dying after 2 minutes. Hope you can enjoy it, even if you come in last. :)

  4. Katy said:

    coming last doesn’t matter, because it’s not a race ;) the various marshalls/volunteers will smile and cheer you on whatever the case

    My next one will be #10. if I was a junior, I’d get a tshirt to celebrate the achievement, but adults have to wait for 50 runs, pfft.
    I’m vaguely trying to get to one a month so that tshirt is a long way off!

  5. Meggan said:

    Dude, if I can run 5Ks with absolutely NO running history whatsoever, you will be fine. Buy yourself a Panache Sport sports bra and have at it.

    (I did it by following the Couch to 5K app on my phone (they also have podcasts, I think) and I highly recommend it.)

  6. Mumblies said:

    Get yourself a bra fitted with an RSJ to support the girls, your breast tissue is already softer than it was pre babies, yomping around a park with them bouncing up and down will soon have them peeking out from under your shorts legs like mine do :)

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