Good morning. Yet another nice day has been promised for today which is great.
Yesterday sorted itself out very nicely. I got into the pool just after quarter to seven and there were a surprisingly large number of people in. However, after about fifteen minutes of up, down, up, down, most of them got out leaving the half I was in to just two of us. Nice. I did three quarters of an hour before getting into a lovely, hot, bubbly spa to relax.
Once dried and dressed, I got in the car and realised petrol was rather low so I decided to go to Tesco to fill up and, as I was there, I may as well do my week's shopping. I had no list (not a good idea) but a pretty clear idea of what I needed. Having to get new ink for the printer forced the bill up considerably but I came home with lots of lovely, healthy goodies to keep me on track so that was good.
I pottered around getting the house tidied before Carly arrived and then we set off for Robyn's Nest where we each had a salad, hers a quiche and mine the house salad with dressing on the side (all places seem to do this now, if you ask). After a long meal (we were talking so much and catching up), we wandered back and sat down at the pond on Writtle green and talked some more, only leaving when Carly had to get back.
Then, later on, Dave and Anna came round for a meeting they had arranged (my home is more suitable for this). It was very nice to see them again.
So that was a lovely day!
Today starts with a bang! At just after eight, I will setting off into town because I am taking part in my first ever parkrun or, as I call it, park-gentle-saunter. Part of me really wants to do it and part, the part I am ignoring, is telling me that swimming would be much nicer! The thing is, if I don't have a go today, I can't next week (Dad visiting) nor the following week (holiday) not the following week (at Dad's) so I have to really . . .
I think I know where to go and anyway, seeing as around 700 come every week (I had no idea it was so big) I should be able to see where people are heading. Normally, I can get the 8:28 bus in but newbies have to be there by 8:45 for a talk and I doin't thing the later bus will quite be on time.
I'll let you know!
I don't have any other plans for the day - yet. My back pack is packed including my bus pass and a water bottle so wish me luck!
Good luck Joy, you are brave! And, most of all, have a lovely time....it's not a competition, you only have yourself to answer to, and nobody says you HAVE to run. You don't need luck, you just need a clap for your determination and courage...consider yourself clapped lol. xxReplyDelete
Thanks for the claps. lol!Delete
Good luck - I'm sure it will go wellReplyDelete
At the very least, it'll be a nice walk through the park. I can't lose, can I?Delete
Hope your first Parkrun goes well. If it's anything like our local one there will be quite a few people walking so I doubt you'll be the only one.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Eil;een. That's very much what I am hoping.Delete
Enjoy the Park-run- amble Joy. I think lots of folk walk the one hereReplyDelete
There were a lot of runners - and some joggers that ended up walking. And me. lolDelete
Good luck and well done for even braving it.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Diane. I'm glad I did it.Delete
Have a great time and enjoy!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I think I did - I was glad I did it anyway.Delete
Wow! That is wonderful that you did the park run! Another new adventure and you are one brave lady to keep trying new things. Great example for me and other women!!ReplyDelete
Wow, thanks, Debbie, that's very kind. I guess it was something of an adventure. I'm shattered now though - I have a long way do go down the fitness road.Delete
I admire you taking part - hope you have recovered! xReplyDelete
I have now, thanks! :-)Delete