Unsporty Woman you are guilty as charged:
- Way too much smiling while running
- Way too much arm waving and silly faces when cameras are out
- Way too much talking to other runners during parkrun
- Not paying any attention to the attainment of PBs
Yes, guilty. Terribly guilty (hehe).
I’ve been having fun. I’ve been enjoying the social side of running. I’ve been maximising the joy-side, the alive-side, the OH-MY-GOODNESS-I-LOVE-RUNNING-side of running.
I’ve had so many lovely lovely lovely parkruns runs over the last few weeks. I’ve chatted with lots of different people. Had some fun with a few younger runners who I’ve challenged to a sprint off at the end of the 5km course (I’ve been beaten EVERY time 🙂 ). And my times are getting slower, s-l-o-w-e-r and sss-lll-ooo-www-eee-rrr (giggles). Naughty me!
I love how parkrun has statistics for each run. It looks like this for me:
The stats page outlines all of my stats for Launceston parkrun of which I’ve done 28 (31 all up, but two at Albert parkrun and one at Cornwall parkrun NZ). Why do they have a Worst category, I vote to change it to the FUN category hehe.
I guess it is time to pull finger as we say in Australia. To get serious. To have a crack as Husband would say. A crack means to have a go at getting that illusive PB… not so illusive for my Pauly though, he’s had so many PBs lately I can’t remember how many, his current PB is 21:54… GO PAULY! But I digress….
Well not a crack. That means to try to beat my PB of 25:20 (quite proud of that, but it must have been my dedicated twin runner because I simply don’t know how I did that). But enough of a crack to get back into the 26 minute range.
But I’m having so much fun! I love chatting and having a joke with other runners. But yes, time to have a bit of a go.
Wish me luck! The Unsporty Woman will be donning a Christmas outfit on Saturday and attempting a run in the 26s. Now that should be ummmmm…. FUN!
Happy running 🙂