Today’s kilometres were all about coming home.
Home on a Saturday morning is Walsall parkrun. It’s here I found my love of running. It’s here I found my running family.
I’m under Physio orders to keep my running to the treadmill so I decided this morning would be a 5km walk around the parkrun route.
Ours is a 3 lap course and so I could finish around the same time as my friends I did a lap before the run, then 2 laps while the run was on.
I’m glad I did. My solo lap was a great way to watch the park come to life. Walsall Arboretum is a very pretty park.
Pre-parkrun group hug!
And then the two laps I did during the run were great. I felt part of the atmosphere again rather than observing it. It felt like I belonged again.
And I had some lovely chatter with the children as they walked with me (although daughter was VERY reluctant!)
The hi-vis heroes who make sure parkrun happens.
Next Saturday it’s my turn to run direct and cheer – and I can’t wait!