I went for a little plod yesterday morning - just had to be done, though it was not very inspiring
but it occurred to me that I might have been running Abingdon today - and lots of my friends were going to be there so why didn't I go along and support?
it would be a day for me - no work, no family reponsibilities and lots of mental space between clappings
so I got up at 5.30 this morning and drove down there - it was great to see people who were not expecting me :>)
and here are some of my friends at Abingdon:
I had a fantastic day - starting near Mile 6 with LMH we had a great time spotting forumites - sometimes only realising after they had passed who they were! Then on to Mile 16 where we had a chance to sit out of the rain in a pub courtyard and have a coffee before they came back into town.
I hung around there until all the important people had passed and then to mile 19/24 where I had a chance to cheer people in two directions at once.
And then to the finish where much whooping and hollering greeted some of the later runners to a grandstand finish.
And then to the bar for more chat and catching up with yet more peeps - some of whom I had only known virtually, so good to put bodies to faces!!
Oh and I also managed to put a few miles of brisk walking in the bank too!