Well I’m just back from London Town after staying overnight post run. We owned it!!
What a fabulous evening! My running buddy and I went for Nando’s pre-race to pack some protein and that was a bad idea. It made us late and too much protein too close to the race gave me a stitch pretty much all the way round – a learn for the next time.
The event itself was really well organised and there were 10,000 runners. I tried to hook up with FitFatFood and we had plenty of text conversations but didn’t manage to find each other. Again next time 🙂
As for my run time – well I didn’t make the sub 1hr but seeing as my last 10K personal best was 1hr 10mins my run time was pretty good. Progress not perfection right? 😉
So run time? 01:05:43
As promised here is a picture of me having just crossed the finish line 🙂
So now you know what I look like, I’d better formally introduce myself. My real name is Lou, but Lucy is a family nick-name so I’m just as happy to answer to that 🙂
We went for dinner afterwards at a fantastic restaurant called Bistrotheque where I had tomatoes, mozzarella & black olives followed by passion fruit and fennel seed mess served with a fine non-alcoholic cocktail called an Elderflower Spritz served with fresh mint. My running buddy had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
Did I miss booze & was I jealous of my friend’s glass of wine? Not at all. Not only was booze not required it felt like it wouldn’t have added anything to the evening.
We walked back to the hotel and collapsed into bed at 12.30, slept well and awoke feeling sore but refreshed. A resounding success and another first as hotel stays in the past were typified by banging hangovers the morning after and struggle – but not this time.
I really enjoyed the whole thing and if there are other sober bloggers/readers who run, or who would like to start running, then maybe next year we could get a posse of sober runners together and all do it together. What do you think? I’m up for it if you are 😉
So thank you for the well wishes and sponsorship so far. If you would like to thank me for my blog or sponsor last night’s run then you can go toand through supporting me support Alcohol Concern 🙂