Meet young Shivy and old St Nick.
We’ve always had a bit of a love hate relationship. You know, getting me the wrong princess dress, or bringing me the baby born doll in the wrong shade…
Alas, we decided to settle our differences almost 20 years later and do something for the both of us…
The Inflatable 5K Run!
Before I go on to say how much fun I had and complain about the lactic acid build up, I will say this… I missed the first race 😳
Originally I had booked to run the Inflatable 5K in August in London with the gang…sadly we were stuck in traffic for 4 hours and missed our race!! I was fuming but the company graciously let me re-book and compete in another location.
…this location being Ipswich lol.
Saturday 2nd December came around and it was THE busiest day in history. I was invited to not one but T H R E E baby showers, had the 5K Run in Ipswich and had a podcast interview in the evening. I wondered how I was going to complete everything but took one step at a time.
The morning arrived, early starts are the worst…
We got on the road on this rainy morning wrapped up with our gym clothes and thermals.
I was really craving McDonald’s. It seems like a bit of an oxymoron, you know running a marathon and eating McDonald’s for breakfast, but the cravings were real lol!
We registered and then it was time for a quick photo shoot then a warm up!
WARM UP TIME:
We had our own little personal trainer lead us in a warm up before the run. It was so freezing outside so any movement was helpful.
Well, technically it wasn’t a race, but when you’re dealing with Dwayne and I, you can’t help but be a little competitive lol!
The Inflatable Run is just for fun, it wasn’t a race. The challenge is completing a 5K run from start to finish whilst climbing and conquering various obstacles and inflatables.
Half way through they provided water and a nice little energy bar. This went down a treat and we were on the go again!
LOOK AT ALL THESE SANTAS…
It was only right that you come in costume. A lot of people purchased the Santa costumes to run in…Although as we ran around the course, we saw so many costumes ripped and thrown on the floor… I guess Old St Nick isn’t the ideal running wear lol
f a t i g u e
I think I mentioned already, but I really don’t like running long distances! Dwayne and I are both sprinters… give us ye old 100m, 200m or 4x100m and we are flourishing. Anything longer, you’re gonna see a couple sad faces lol
LEAP OF F A I T H
The final hurdle! We had to wait almost 10 minutes but once we were at the front we couldn’t wait to take the plunge. I saw so many people hesitate and turn back. But as I got to the top I remembered the other challenges that I had completed that involved conquering great heights.
3, 2, 1 GO!
We carried on and approached the finish line! Once we crossed we were awarded with medals and some yummy treats (including some chocolate milk that my lactose intolerant self isn’t really allowed lol)
But we did it!! And it was so much fun.
I’m glad I completed a 5K, this was the first and NOT my last 5K…10K next year maybe?
I managed to get back to London in time to attend 1 of the 3 baby showers. After that, Shae and I ventured to the podcast interview in West London with @tagmeinpodcast. I’ll send the link when its up and ready!
The mother to be and I
Here’s a review video of the day!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas special!
Happy holidays to you all, from the champ and I.