At the weekend I competed in my 7th competitive race.
Running for me was a way to keep fit & to lose weight, but then, I actually fell in love with it!
I’ve done everything from 5k fun runs to half marathons. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes, running is the LAST thing I want to do, but I love the buzz that you get when finishing a race. It feels good to push yourself.
The race that I took part in on Sunday was a local cross country race. It was held in Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge at 10:30am.
It was 7k of pure HELL! It was immensely cold & I got covered in mud. The course was through mud, fields full of scary horses & animal poo. Halfway through the race I got very angry at the state of my poor trainers.
I then looked around and saw the true beauty of the countryside. I was ashamed of my moaning. I am able to run this race. I am able to walk this race if I so wished. I am lucky enough to be here and running on this wonderfully sunny & brisk morning. Those thoughts got me through the duration of the race.
I then of course came home, got back into my pyjamas & had a lovely snuggle Sunday!
Have you competed in any races? Do you love to run too?