No Parkrun for me today, it was hard not being able to do it as it seemed that just about EVERYONE was blogging yesterday about their Parkrun today. I spent my morning instead watching Madam at the Devon County Cross Country Championships.
I did three miles when we got back home, one mile dedicated to each of these three runners.
- Mile One to Zoe a fellow blogger who sadly lost her battle to cancer at the end of 2013. We never met, but I shall miss her blogs. It was due to her that Madam and I had a lovely day at Covent Garden looking at decorated eggs. The first one was for you Zoe.
- Mile Two to Meg Menzies who was mentioned on Paiges blog. Meg was killed by a drunk driver whilst out for her run. Today runners were asked to dedicate their miles to Meg on social media and more importantly ‘Take in the fresh air, be… aware of your surroundings, keep your headphones on low, feel the heaviness in your lungs, the soreness in your legs, and be grateful for it–for all of it. The sweat, the pain, the wind, the cold…everything. Be grateful for that moment’ I would like to think I always to this, but today I made sure I did. The middle one was for you Meg.
- Mile Three to Madam who represented East Devon in the Devon County Championships and placed a respectable 33rd. In her eyes this was not good as she wanted to come in the top 10 to go on to the next competition. In my eyes she did fabulously. She got through three hard races, to qualify for today, she performed well on a tough course. I love watching her run she does not lollop along like a hippo like her Mum more glides like a gazelle. Despite the awful weather, conditions under foot and what in her mind was a bad placing, she wants to compete again. You can’t get better than that can you? The last one was for you, youngest Madam, from your proud old Mum.