A Day At The Races and OOTD

April 14, 2014

Yesterday, we made an 1 hour and 1/2 car trip to Glen Livet, where my dad was running a 10km. He did absolutely amazing, and came 7th in the 'Super Vets' category, and I'm so proud of him. He started off going out for morning runs about 2 years ago. Running was something that he did when he was younger, but gave it up due to work and the family taking up all his time. So when he decided to start running again, he would go out for little runs in the morning, and come back completely out of breathe, face red and he wouldn't be able to talk for a good 5 minutes. Now he goes out a few times each week and will run for a good 45 minutes to an hour. How he does it, I do not know, but its something that he finds relaxing as well as rewarding. He's only competed in a few 10kms, but he's already decided to do a half marathon in the later half of the year. I'm really proud of how much time and effort he dedicates to his running now, he has the proper gear for it and everything, so he obviously enjoys it a lot, which makes me happy for him.

The Glen Livet 10km was a really beautiful setting for the race. It was very windy, which meant that we had to wrap up for it, but the sun was shining which really made the surrounding scenery look stunning. The hills against the blue sky and so much greenery made it feel like spring had come.

There were 600/700 people competing in the race, which I thought was really admirable. There were people of different shapes, sizes and abilities, which is testament to how including these races are. Everyone gets a medal and goody bag when they cross the finish line, no matter which position they finish in. We passed the woman who was last as we drove off, despite the fact that she was over an hour later finishing than the winner, she still had a big smile on her face and looked as though she was enjoying herself. 

 Its really motivated me to start going out running, I don't know how much progress I'll make, as I said the same thing at Christmas time and managed 3 runs then gave up. But with university now basically finished, and the whole summer ahead of me, I'm going to take a leaf out of my dad's book and start to do short runs and gradually build them up.

Outfit Of The Day

Since the Scottish weather is never reliable, layers were essential. I thought I was adequately dressed, however, I was still very cold when the wind blew, but when we stood in the sunny spots, I was fine.

What I wore:

  • Pink Jersey Jumper from Boohoo 
  • Leggings from Marks and Spencers
  • Dark Green Converse
  • Necklace from Internationale
  • Coat from Next
  • Tartan Scarf from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • Brown Satchel Bag which was my mum's

Thanks guys, 
lots of love, 

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