It’s the night before is the inaugural Tarbert 10k run, the TT10k.
It’s also Friday.
It’s also sunny, which wasn’t forecast.
@TheWelshWookie and I went for a short run, mainly to look like runners when we visited the registration marquee because it was such a lovely evening, and I wanted to have a wee stretch/limber before tomorrow.
I took some pictures, just to show how gorgeous it is tonight. The forecast for tomorrow is torrential rain and high winds, so I wanted something to compare with my photos tomorrow!
We then went to the registration marquee, and I collected my bib for tomorrow:
It was lovely, being greeted by the ‘caution, runners’ signs on my way home!
I’m now organised, and ready for tomorrow.
Bring it on!
Run: 2.5 miles, slow and steady
Weather: Glorious sunshine
First running track today: this will get stuck in your brain!
Today’s Life Lesson: if you see me standing in a queue at the supermarket, join a different queue. I’m likely to be in the slow moving one.
This Saturday is the inaugural Tarbert 10k run, the TT10k.
I can’t wait!
There are two runs: the 5k kicks off the day at 10am, followed by the 10k at 11am.
One thing that I’m really, really looking forward to is that I know the route well. Pretty much every step of it.
But I know it will be challenging: two parts of the run are off road, on trails, which is totally new for me. I’ve never done an official run on a trail before! Also, it has hills. Pretty sizeable hills.
OK, so maybe not quite a mountain, but still:
It’s definitely high enough for me!
Saturday also marks the 100th anniversary of Tarbert Harbour Authority! So, we have another fun filled weekend ahead, including a village barbeque after both runs. The organisation that has gone into setting up this event has been brilliant, and I’m sure it’ll all go very well, as the people behind the run really have put in loads of work, and obviously care about making this a great event for participants, marshals, volunteers, locals and visitors.
Here’s an idea of the route:
It’ll be worth it, for views like this:
Run: Not today, planning on some strength training
Favourite track from today: on of my most favourite songs ever!
With all of this running talk, I forgot my important news: I’m an Auntie again! 😀
My sis had a gorgeous baby boy yesterday, he arrived weighing 7lb 14oz, and looks just like his brothers! My family now has a rugby sevens team: seven boys, no girls!
Can’t wait to meet him!
Today’s Life Lesson: as soon as you walk away from your desk, you can guarantee that an important call will come through, and you’ll miss it….
Does your village/town/city have any running events?
Yesterday, I wrote about browsin’. Today I’m writing abut dabblin’.
Dabblin’ in what? I hear you ask….
Dabblin’ in making my first ever video clip, and uploading it to YouTube. Woo Hoo! Go, me! Learning a new techie skill! I didn’t just upload it to the website in the ‘normal’ way: I uploaded it directly from my iPhone. Who knew?
And, so, what’s this major, artistic masterpiece I have lovingly crafted and edited together with skill and determination?
Erm….. it’s a wee clip of two boats that I filmed when out on my walk yesterday. 😉
Would it seem more exciting if I told you that one boat, a fishing boat called Seaspray overtakes the other, Silver Buccaneer?
Would you like to see it? Aww shucks, go on, then…….
On another note, I found my race result from the RnR Dublin:
Run: just a shortie, 2 miles. @TheWelshWookie came with me, to test out his knees, after Saturday
Time: 21:27 nice and slow
Trainers: Nike LunarFly +3 GTX
Favourite track from today’s run: Cannae beat a bit of DJ Sammy
Today’s Life Lesson: When sneaking out a fire exit you intend to sneak back in, remember to jam it open first….