Last weekend I did my first ever 10k run. At least I think it was - I spend a lot of time running late and running away... but I don't think it's ever been that far.
Beforehand I was pretty nervous. I rarely run with other people and I just really really didn't want to be last. That person at the back slowing everyone up.
Particularly because everyone else there was training for a multi-day ultra marathon in Jordan...!!!
That fear should have put me off. But it was just too much of a coincidence of time and place for me to say no. You know me...
So I went.. Despite not ever having run that far. Despite not owning running kit (I ran in a cycling jersey). Despite feeling hopelessly out of my depth.
It was epic.
Hard work, yes. Did I have to walk a little bit? Yes. But I kept up with the pack and achieved something I didn't think I could.
Katrina Megget is going to walk the length of New Zealand solo this year. Read her blog about the doubts that made her put it off... until now.
Laura Kennington has just finished her loop of the North Sea cycle route - she set off on 14th May and has cycled 6000km across 8 countries! Instagram
Rachael Marshall has just finished walking Land's End to John o'Groats. You can scroll through the whole trip on her Instagram:
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