And the answer was yes.
When the alarm went off, I debated whether to get up, get my running gear on, knowing that it was going to be a hot one. As I started getting too hot in bed, the decision was made for me and I got up (I have a feeling that getting up for parkrun in the winter will be a much more difficult struggle leaving a warm bed).
The weather today has been beautiful. As suspected, it was a bit warm for running, but I was really pleased with how I went. I managed to run nearly all of the shady parts (roughly half of the route), breaking in to walk a couple of times – once when I rolled my ankle, and the second was to catch my breath at the top of one of the hills. When it got to the more exposed part of the course, I felt baked. It wasn’t that bad, but I did wish I’d taken a bottle of water around with me.
Given the result from last week, where I thought I’d gone quicker, but had actually gone slower, I wasn’t expecting to be much different from last week. Well, I’m pleased to confirm that I got a PB today! I broke 40 minutes!
I was surprised to see the result given the heat. I’m not going to place too much pressure on myself in terms of beating that, as I feel I have made some progress this week with regards to getting back on an even keel.
While I parkrunned (parkran?), M snapped some more pictures, and I thought I’d include my concession to summer. I think this might be the first time this year that I’ve painted my toes.
So now, M and I are just about to settle down to watch J. Edgar on DVD.
Happy Saturday all!