The last day of 2020


A lot has happened since my last post a month ago. One of the most exciting things was my debut as run director at Surfers Paradise parkrun. I was quite nervous, but it went really well, and for my second time run directing a week later I wasn't nervous at all!

Volunteering is great fun, but I was really happy when after three weeks of volunteering I could finally run a parkrun again. We went to Paradise Point for the Christmas Day parkrun. I ran with my running mate Mandy - our goal was to stay under 35 minutes, but sadly we missed it by 13 seconds, despite our final sprint!

A day later I did manage to stay under 35 minutes at Surfers Paradise: 34:56! This was my 89th parkrun and I was doing a 400m running/100m walking schedule. My ankle is healing well, but I am still building up to running non-stop for 30 minutes again.

Another exciting thing that happened is that we moved house. We now have a swimming pool - it's so nice to be able to jump straight into the pool after a run on a hot day!

The area we live in now is a lot hillier than where we used to live... I am going to get so strong - but for now it means walking a lot!

Today I did my last run of the year. It was a good one - there was a rainbow; I ran 10 minutes non-stop for the first time since injuring my ankle in November; my ankle and my Achilles tendons didn't hurt at all.

And this run took my total distance for 2020 to 1000 km!

Tomorrow we are heading to Tamborine Mountain for the New Years Day parkrun (and breakfast afterwards). And the day after there will be parkrun again! Woohoo.

I will post again in January to look back at 2020 and set my goals for 2021. For now I wish you a happy and healthy New Year!