A parkrun Walk

Despite the physio signing me off yesterday, I decided to walk parkrun on Saturday.

The weather had been predicted to be awful with wind, rain and thunderstorms. Thankfully all we got was a strong breeze, so not too bad at all. It was however really muggy and sticky!

When I got down to parkrun I bumped in to Rachel who was pacing 40 minutes. We had a chat before saying bye as we set off. I started walking and wanted to maintain a good pace. I made sure I used my arms to help keep up the momentum.

As I turned at the turnaround point I saw Paula coming the other way. She was also walking today so I waited for her to catch up so we could walk together. It’s ages since I saw her for a good chat so it was quite nice. We kept up a good pace and chatted about lots of different things, including injury. Paula currently has a stress fracture.

I was really surprised when we finished just over 50 minutes. The first time I ever did a parkrun I walked it and completed it in 58 minutes. My average mile was 16 something, I was pleased when I could run that two years ago! How times change!

Me and Paula

Have you ever walked a parkrun?

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  1. Well done for the speedy walk!
    I know I could still go to parkrun and walk despite being injured but it makes me very sad to miss out. I know this is a bit pathetic but also means I can go to the gym and still do a workout (I would never do it after, a gym visit is usually only going to happen in the morning!). And with the Chicago marathon steaming towards me, I need to keep some level of fitness up.

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