Happy New Year!
Hello Janathon, here we go again…
I didn’t set my alarm and lay out my kit for parkrun this morning because there wasn’t one.
Not that setting my alarm and laying out my kit always results in me making the start of a parkrun, but today I really wanted to. I’d been excited when the Christmas and New Year parkrun events were posted and was planning all sorts of potential doubles for New Years day. But then Christmas plans got made and I realised we would be on the Isle of Wight over New Year and worse still the local parkrun were unable to hold an extra New Years Day event.
I had a few fantasies about making the trip to some on the south coast but a 30 minute drive just to get to the hovercraft (if it was running in the high winds) or to an overpriced car ferry before I even made it to Portsmouth made it unrealistic.
So this morning I slept in. At some stage I had a peek at my Strava time line and there were already a few parkruns posted. I dived back under the duvet to sulk a bit more. By 10.30 another peek showed more and Facebook was full of parkrun double talk. Agghhhhh! I finally figured I could sulk in bed all day (not very Janathon like) or get up and do some bloody exercise.
An ‘any one fancy a bike ride’ got no response (yesterday was probably windy enough) so a run it would be. I grabbed a map to find a suitably parkrun sized section of off road cycle path to run and then procured a lift to the start point and pick up at the end so I could run point to point.
My route planning was pretty spot on although I did stop my Garmin at 5K a little short of the end of the path. My own personal New Year ‘parkrun’ done. (Maybe I should have planned to run back to complete the double…)
Janathon day one, 3.1 miles run.