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Blue skies from pain


Juneathon day 9. Medina (IOW) parkrun

I was listening to these lyrics in the car on the way home from parkrun this morning and I decided they were very apt. After a week of rain and cloud the sun was shining and there was a beautiful blue sky.

They also kind of sum up my feelings about racing 5K’s. Do I try to keep up a slightly uncomfortable pace and reap the rewards of a good time and maybe the elation of a pb? or give in to my lazy side, relax and enjoy the sunshine, scenery and the run!

I met with Alma, who was visiting the IOW this weekend, for parkrun. I’m always grateful for friends coming to run parkruns near me because it means that I actually get there. I love parkruns but I don’t love the alarm going off at 7am on Saturdays which means I don’t get to them as often as I’d like unless I have the obligation of a pre-arranged meet up.

A fairly typical 5K run for me. Took off for a fast first mile, regretted it running into the wind in mile two and got the nearly there feeling for mile three. It’s a very friendly well attended parkrun. I do like the course, it’s fairly flat and fast. I ran my fastest parkrun here last year and today was second fastest (by a whole second!)

3.08 miles

Juneathon running total…. 38.27

AND…. today I crossed the 500 mile mark! 501 miles run in 2012 so far

Oh… Lego… …erm… …just one second…

..Hey! Is that a tapdancing gorilla?!

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

8 thoughts on “Blue skies from pain

  1. 500 plus miles!? Well done you

  2. Great mileage this month Rachel – good training for TR24. And really well done on 500 this year – 1000 for the year maybe?

  3. I wish we had Park Runs over here. Great mileage!

  4. Fantastic, well done!

  5. That nearly there feeling has got me to the end of many runs. Great time, well done.

  6. Well done on the park run. Love the gorilla, but I read it as a lap dancing gorilla?!

  7. Well done on it all but especially for getting up 7am!

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