So on Sunday, after the run I met with a very dear friend for drinks.
I haven’t had drinks in ages, nor have I had drinks with this person in ages. It was a fun afternoon!
A friend of my friend joined us, and we were getting him to take a pic of us on my phone.
We decided we weren’t entirely happy with these, so Kel decided to use her phone for our obligatory selfie. Except I don’t think I was quite ready for the photo, and it ended up like this:
Funniest photo ever! We were in hysterics, and all she could say was “you photobombed our photo!”
We did end up getting a nicer one as well…
It was such a great way to finish the day.
On Sunday I participated in the inaugural Run Newcastle event. I did the 12km run while my parents did the 6km walk. I was a bit worried about the run the night before for a range of reasons. One being the weather forecast of cool and rain, and the day previous it was hailing at my parents’ house. Another big reason that had me feeling slightly anxious was the last event I did was Bridge Run where I did appallingly, hated it ended up in tears and was really put off running for a while. And not knowing the Run Newcastle course. I couldn’t picture in my head the route from looking at the map, couldn’t recall exactly how bad the hills at the start would be.
As it turned out I managed the hills ok, they weren’t as bad as I thought they would be. And I reallllllly enjoyed the run. After the hills I even managed to maintain a consistent pace km after km, something I have been trying to learn to do. Until I got hungry. Like really badly starving hungry. Upon which point I made myself stop at the drink station to drink an extra cup of water, and had to slow right down. But the big bonus was the way my brain dealt with it. So surprised it didn’t turn into disaster mode for me, instead I was joking with first aid dudes on bicycles to go find me some pancakes, and course officials to find me marshmallows. 😄
Managed to finish two and a half minutes quicker than I thought I would, quite happy with that. And mum and dad completely smashed that 6km walk! Fabulous effort!