Christmas Day wouldn’t be complete without a bonus parkrun, but it’s one of the few days of the year when travelling for how long?! to run 5k loses its appeal, so I decided to visit my home run (Wimbledon Common) for the first time in over a year. That was until I noticed that @fairweatherrun was planning to head to Fulham Palace parkrun, at which point I checked she wouldn’t mind company and changed my plans.
It wasn’t the only bit of my plan that changed. As we were going to head off pretty much straight after the parkrun to cook our respective Christmas dinners*, I ditched my “Easy Park Run” to run round with Rachel and ended up clocking pretty much the same time as I had from my HARD effort at Amager Strandpark last week.
On a high from the great company, I then decided to join @plustenner at Reigate Priory parkrun for my Boxing Day parkrun, and enjoyed a second morning of companionable (if slightly muddy) parkrunning and post parkrun chat.
I may have foregone two opportunities to add to my collection of different parkrun venues, but two local** parkruns with two different friends has a very definite charm. Which is just as well, as I suspect my touring will be very much on the back burner next year.
I may even get back to Wimbledon Common.
* Okay. She was cooking, I was slumping on the sofa with the cat being cooked for.