I have some lovely friends, they are just as crazy as I am and sometimes I can even involve them in my mad schemes. Someone suggested we run together after school one day a week and this week we had our first 'Run Club' with running, walking and run/walk divisions.
Run Club was great news for me as this means I only have to suffer the treadmill twice a week, as I can run outside and feel safe in a group.
I mapped out a three mile route and after some last minute faffing and excuse making we were off! We walked to warm up and then a couple of us went into a gentle jog. We talked, we de-stressed and do you know what - my pace was better than it normally is. I am not quite sure how this happened as we weren't exactly tearing around the park, but it's all good!
In the park, which resembled a bog, we met the usual dogs and snogging teenagers. This park is actually quite beautiful in the summer, but we had to keep to the paths as it was so muddy. I am sure we will be able to enjoy it when the good weather comes. My colleagues are plotting a summertime halt halfway round for tea and cake in the cafe when the weather is good. Don't tell them - but I am plotting we do a Cancer Research 5k in July. Who knows - maybe we can do both? Have our cake and eat it!