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A 10K and a curry

This entry was posted on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: stirling, sports, running, happy, goals, friends, food, entertainment, ego, dissertation

Today was the Drymen 10K in, well, Drymen, Scotland. It was also race Number 8 in my 2012 Race a Month Challenge. It was also my first time out with my friend, David, who will be starting the Loch Ness Marathon with me this year. (I say starting with me, because I’m quite certain he’ll finish well before me!)

My time was shockingly slow but (she says yet again) I didn’t train for it so that’s no real surprise. I finished in 1:06:11 but it felt good to get out there.

Next up is next Sunday: The Great Scottish Run ½ Marathon in Glasgow. I’m not in shape to run a ½ marathon, but I need to suck it up since the full marathon is just 5 weeks away! (As always, more race photos can be found in my race gallery.)

So, that’s the 10K bit. Now on to the curry but.

This evening was a farewell dinner with a group of friends from university. None of them were from my course, but we had some classes together and got on quite well. We went to my new favourite Indian restaurant, The Green Gates, and it was amazing! I’m sure that it helped that 4 people in our group were from India and one of them had actually worked there in the past!

It’s weird because I feel that I may never see most of them again, but thanks to the wonders of the Internet (Facebook, anyone?) I know that we will always be in touch. It’s also weird because saying goodbye means that I’m done with my master’s degree. (Wow!) Oh, wait. Not totally done because there’s still graduation in November. And since most of my friends are travelling back for that, I guess I will see them again!

Anyhow, it’s been a lovely day of running and eating with friends. Yes, I am blessed. But I’m also beat tired so… Until next time!

Comments

Congratulations on completing another race and on having made such lovely friends over there. Sounds like a great day all around. xo

by Corinne at 4:32am (GMT) on August 26th, 2012

congrats! am considering dragging myself off to the running track for a wheeze around a few laps while the Wee Guy pelts round on his bike.
oh the things i do for middle age and parenthood (my time would be much worse than yours).

by ebbandflo (@pomomama) at 4:35am (GMT) on August 26th, 2012

Thank you! I’m enjoying this race a month challenge and may have to keep it up next year, too!

by Just Frances at 10:41pm (GMT) on August 27th, 2012

The Wee Guy can cheer you on as you run! (That’s what my wee nephew did when he road his bike beside me as I trained last year!)

by Just Frances at 10:43pm (GMT) on August 27th, 2012

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