Running, Swapping and Listening

A mixed bag of a day but a nice one. I went along to my second Sligo ParkRun in my ‘new’ €1 charity shop athletics top – as if it would make a difference!

This week was tough, I honestly thought I was going to die mid-way through. I had a pain in my neck, a stitch in my side, an earache and I was gasping for a drink (water not vodka). I was very, very, tempted to quit but with the encouragement from the other parkrunners I carried on going. I got slightly excited when one of the volunteers told me to make the most of the downhills and I thought he said doughnuts!

Anyway after much huffing and puffing I made it back, spurred on by everyone at the final cheering me on and Caitriona snapping my pic – I look how I feel! I think I’m going to play the Rocky theme next week – ooh get me next week. Earlier today I was thinking never again! On a positive note I was five minutes quicker than last week – maybe the athletics top worked after all.

After I recovered I went to Beltra Country Market for a clothes swap, I do love a good old clothes swap. It’s a great way to get new clothes without spending a fortune. I can’t actually remember the last time I bought myself a brand new outfit, I have neither the money nor the style sense to know what would suit me. I got a couple of bits from the swap so that was good….and I didn’t buy a cake! That’s a miracle in itself.

Next on the agenda was a talk about how mindfulness can help overcome mental health issues. We heard about Cathi’s story. Cathi runs yoga hOme in Sligo town, she such a lovely person and she was very generous to share her story with us. She’s a very inspirational person and runs various courses that might be of interest to you.

So that was my Saturday in Sligo. Tomorrow I’m going to do absolutely nothing!




About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

7 Responses

    1. Ann Donnelly

      PS you earn a nice t-shirt when you’ve run 50 parkruns and/or volunteered 25 times. It only took me 4 years to get there

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