Me - a banana and a glass of water for breakie. Got 2 walking poles ready; knowing that draging 30kg in July exhausted me on a 3K run. Masochistic me, supported by the sadists audience (who voted and encouraged me to drag 5 small car tyres) decided to up the weight to 37kg. Why did I do that? 'Cos I was too lazy to sort out the other 2 Olympic kids and Tam and Rec were ready!
At 40 mins had completed 2.5km, but this strustrugi pavement combined with bad body alignment meant that by 3km my back would start to niggle and shoulders would begin to burn. I was reduced to a slow shuffle. Thus it made me laugh when a parent called out to me to slow down! A little kid wanted to put some coins in Tam's bucket. Of course I stopped and talked to mother instead. It was a welcomed stop.
Arghh "pebble dash"......another song:
Between 3-5kms, time flew by as I struggled with the terrain. Thank goodness for passerbys to keep me entertained (see below). I had taken nearly an hour for 2kms and it looked like doing another lap, would mean I would complete outside the 3 hour time limit After Adoption (race organisers) had use of the park. I thus decided to end my race after 5kms (time: 1:37:20).
It's a really nice race, well organised, a great reusable goodie bag to go home with (medal, t-shirt, drink, lots of snack bars). Thank you to everyone who kindly donated and threw coins in my buckets......although credit cards and notes would have been better :-). Raised £42.66 for After Adoption.
Thankfully NO-ONE said "you must be tired...har har" - I might have clobbered them with a tyre. Here are some quibs:
Passerby: Is anyone else doing this?
Me: There is a tyregirl club but today I drew the short straw.
Runner: Can I sit on your tyre and you take me?
Me: Sure and can I throw you off?
Passerby: Why are you doing this?
Me: My husband thought it was a good punishment
Helper: Excuse me, you'd be better be careful...
Me: *I look confused*
Helper: The cops are just round the corner and you'll get pulled over for thin treads!
If you would like to make a donation to After Adoption, you can do that through www.VirginMoneyGiving.com/tyregirl