|Entrance to Hampton Court|
Ohhhhh. I. Was. So. Wrong.
The temp was about 25c, i was sweating before we even started... sexy i know.
Once we had registered and got into the event village we went to watch the starting ceremony and do the warm up. They had a couple of celeb's up on stage to kick start it, one of them was Andrea McLean from Loose women.
I watch the programme every lunch time so as soon as i saw her get off stage i grabbed my friend Becky and said we're going to chat to her and get a photo. (Now this is totally out of character for me, i saw Essie Button at a blogger event and couldn't even speak to her!!! doh fan girl moment) I decided to sieze the moment and pounce. She was lovely, didn't mind at all that we wanted a photo and had a little chat with us before she had to run to the start to set everyone off.
We then went over to finish the warm up, and get in line to start, we were in the second phase and quickly made it to the front of phase 1. But over time we dwindled back a bit.
The scenery was amazing, really beautiful walking along the Thames to Kingston, and then onto Teddington and through Bushy park.
I've never been to Bushy park before, there was deer everywhere! SO CUTE!!!!
Once we reached the nine mile mark we felt a boost of enthusiasm to finish the race, but Ohhh my god it felt like the longest mile of my life.
|Becky & The view from the end of the lake - Hampton court in the distance|
|Pasta with Veggie sauce and cheese with salad and yummy bread!|