We owned the night!

Nike we owned it result

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 🙂

Lou R owned it

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 to http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/ahangoverfreelife and through supporting me support Alcohol Concern 🙂

20 thoughts on “We owned the night!

  1. You are awesome!! Shaving 5 minutes off a 10k is nothing to look down on. It sounds like you had a great time. Congratulations on all of it! You look amazing!

  2. That’s fantastic! I think you would have beat me in that !! I am slow but steady 🙂

    Wonderful run and nice to “see” you, Lou / Lucy 🙂

    Love that after race glow smile!


    1. Thanks Paul but I beg to differ on me beating you. You beat my half marathon time by about 3 mins! 🙂

  3. Hi Lou / Lucy (still think of you as Lucy!) Congratulations on doing the race, and on your fab finish time. Lovely to see your picture 🙂 You look fit enough to set off on another 10K! Well done! xxx

    1. Steady on! We hobbled back to the hotel and were happy to be able to sit down when we got to the restaurant!! Thanks lovely xx

  4. fantastic race, and that is a great time and a great grin 🙂 I always call you ‘lovely’ and now I see indeed you are 😉 xxx

  5. Bravo on your run! Sounds like it was a great time. I’m very new to sobriety but I have been feeling this incredible urge to run– so unlike me! A run meet-up in the UK sounds fab! If I get into it I will remember this.

    1. Thanks LuLu and do join us! Will add you to the list – and then there were three 🙂

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