Back to Victoria parkrun this morning for the first time in over a month. Victoria Park is next to Scotstoun Leisure Centre, a Commonwealth Games venue, so the park is in the midst of being beautified (as is much of Glasgow), and today that meant an altered route for us. The new course took us across some grass and through a grove of trees. It was soft and shady and a lovely change, on a dry summer’s day.
Also this morning I got to put a face to a Juneathon blog, meeting rundelrun from Athletic Aspirations. We arranged beforehand to wear our most recent race t-shirts, though it turns out there was more than one person at Tough Mudder 2014 as I nearly introduced myself to someone else entirely, until I spotted another contender who was stretching a hip! Gotcha.
Back during Janathon I was telling my Melbourne based brother about my plans to run all the Scottish parkruns. I then had to explain to him the phenomenon that is parkrun at which point he realised that he was cycling past Diamond Creek parkrun every Saturday morning, wondering who they were and what they were up to. This morning he finally joined the parkrun family with an outing to Westerfolds parkrun where he finished an impressive 7th in a time of 21:05.
Well done Acorn, you’re a machine!
The rest of the day was spent with pulling up carpets, cleaning, sanding, carrying junk to the car, trips to the tip and finally the fun part started when I got underway with some painting. Definitely points for cross training I think. I did stop long enough for some lunch in a park with a water view (it was next to the tip!).