It was great to have BT colleague Mark Crothers running with me again. Last week at Victoria Park, Mark kept reminding me to keep my head up - helps breathing - and these reminders were necessary again. Waterworks has two inclines; you go up each twice and 'small steps' is the approach to
take. On one incline, I was finding it tough going and Mark said "Keep breathing!". This took me straight back to the day in December 2014 when I walked into Belfast City Hospital Ward 10 North for stem cell transplant, not totally relaxed, and the admitting nurse said "All you have to do is keep breathing!" Generally good advice.
It was also great to have Patricia McAuley and friends Heather Chestnutt, Karl & Kerri Thrower, Parkrun Jim, Eric Morrison, David Mark, Alistair Shaw and Claire Bell running today.
Rosy Ryan had been in touch before today, and I hope to catch up with Rosy about her own life and running experiences later in the year. When I found the going getting tough today, Rosy deployed a catchy mantra...
"My feet are light, my legs are strong, I can keep this pace all day long!"
On Easter Monday, I'm off to India with work for a couple of weeks, where I intend to stay fit and lose some more weight - one stone down, two stone still to go. Below, there's the updated progress against objectives table.
I wish you a very Happy Easter, and look forward to seeing people at Bangor's Ward Park on 16 April
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Tim's Running Progress
|Run #||Date||Course||Run Time||Position||Age Grade|
|1||19 March||Belfast Victoria||36:22||177/209||41.20%|
|2||26 March||Belfast Waterworks||37:05||222/237|