First run after returning to work

Result from Southampton parkrun #278 on 21st October 2017

It’s hard to believe that my maternity leave is over and that I’m back at work. I’m now working a compressed week (8-6pm, Monday-Thursday). This means that I’ll still have some free time during daylight hours when I’ll be able to cycle/run. I’m also intending to make use of my lunch breaks to do some training. Especially as my colleague, Sarah, will be training for the London marathon.

We kick-started our training by going for a lunchtime run on Thursday. I can’t say it was a speedy run as we’re both a bit out of practice, but it was good to have a run and a chat.

Today, despite the dire weather warnings about Storm Brian, Southampton parkrun went ahead, so I was able to take a step closer to my 250th parkrun.

Southampton parkrun 21 Oct 17

As I’m feeling so unfit at the moment, my result wasn’t too bad. However, I hope that I can get myself back to a 25:XX time in the near future.

Tomorrow, a lot of my friends will be taking part in the Great South Run. Today’s events relating to GSR have been cancelled, so I hope the weather is kinder tomorrow. I’ll be getting wet whatever the weather as Stu and I are going to take Baby M swimming!

Are you racing this weekend?

 


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