Not if you’re me of course; I only walk. Girl1 only runs. Spurs Fan prefers to run, but keeps getting slowed down by responsibility. Girl2 runs enthusiastically, then grinds to a halt and wonders if she needs an ambulance.
There were lots of people out on Sunday- wheeling, walking, wobbling, running, skipping, toddling. All smiling. Most were out for a mile, but the fitter folk were doing 3 or 6 miles. It was the Sport Relief mile, a national charity fundraising event.
There was a jazz band, a youth choral society singing Calamity Jane songs (yes, of course I joined in) adding atmosphere and fun, and fitness instructors from a chain of gyms doing a warm up. A semi proper gym warm up. I remembered why I don’t do gyms.
A countdown from the mayor, a DJ and a weather woman, and off we went. A wander through the town before the shops opened. Pottering around, noticing.
All that fun, and a medal at the end! Maybe I’m an athlete.