I have always wanted to take part in my local park run but since it takes place on a Saturday at 9am and I have work, I just never have been able to. On Saturday, however, I took a day off to celebrate a friend’s birthday and I got super duper excited that this also meant I could take part in Lee-on-the-Solent’s 5k run. It was pretty much a giant party (might not sound like one) because my mum joined me, as well as Aaron!


My morning went like this:

06:00: glass of water

06:45: porridge with berries and a new glass of water

07:15: smoothie made up of a banana, raspberries, almond milk and water

08:00: banana and a new glass of water

I’m so hungry in the mornings and if I don’t have a hearty breakfast I’ll spend the morning daydreaming about food- not that productive. And I’m even more aware of my morning hanger when I am exercising in the earlier hours as part of an “event.” If I don’t eat enough I’ll get a bit anxious about it, feel more hungry and I don’t run nearly as well… Hence the three course breakfast I had on Saturday!



As I assumed it would be, it was all very laid back and lovely- although very cold. It was, of course, very different from events I have taken part in because it isn’t quite the same but it was all very supportive. It was a straightforward route and I managed it in 24:29. I am hoping to do it again at the weekend (if I can!) to cut a minute off or so because I got caught up in people traffic at the start. All the same I was pretty delighted and I am hoping to take part in a park run in Cardiff once I’m back at university!

~ Kat ~


2 thoughts on “Park(run)life

  1. Mack says:

    Kat, it looked like you had so much fun!! I always love a good saturday morning run. It feels good to have done something before the rest of the world wakes up (at least that’s how it feels!) Great time too!!! Killed it!

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