Adverse Camber

I started this blog to get me through the London Marathon 2011. It was quite a challenge as I only started running on the 3rd of May 2010. I finished the marathon with painful blisters and quite a lot of money for a great charity!

This blog is now taking me on a new journey - to a fitter lifestyle aided by running.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Running with Friends

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!

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