Today I lost my cherry. I was very nervous this morning but was determined that today would be the day.
After a slow start, feeling my way, I soon got into a rhythm and found myself enjoying it. My confidence grew and so did my speed. I had to slow myself down a couple of times.
Now I know a lot of you will be experts and will say I should have done it sooner but today was the right time for me.
What I will say to anyone who is worried about doing it for the first time: don’t be! Be careful, don’t rush and most importantly, enjoy it!
I will definitely be running in the snow again. The temperature wasn’t a problem with the right layers on. Fresh snow meant footing was fine. The sound of the crunching was hypnotic. And despite the cautious pace I still managed 5k in just over 30 minutes.
Ambitiously I also tried to trace the words “Join Run England” into the snow so that it would show on the GPS tracking but bizarrely it would appear I ran in a perfectly straight line, in a completely different county!
I also discovered, only whilst stretching after my run that two rights can make a wrong! I must have been so nervous (or excited) about my first snow run that I didn’t pay attention to my socks:
It’s still Janathon so I still had a plank to do. Today’s effort was solid but no PB:
Plank duration: 2m 06s
Janathon planks: 19 out of 19
Plank streak: 19
As an extra treat, here I am taking a mid run photo: