It is actually the complete opposite in my life and I am so busy away from the computer that I barely have time to blog anymore. When the weather turns nasty and the rain pours down the window I peer outside and don't want to venture anywhere. Suddenly, writing a blog post with my feet up on the sofa seems like a much better idea.
Back in April, I took part in the Cardiff Bay 10km road run. For some reason I have a real love with road running in Cardiff as this was where I took part in my first ever half marathon back in 2015.
Like with any event I train each week and hope that the injuries and illnesses stay away and that the weather is kind and the Cardiff Bay Run couldn't have been more perfect.
Setting the alarm clock for 5am and piling into the car and leaving Cornwall the sun was just starting to rise. It was a beautiful morning and we were on our way to Wales.
Unfortunately I suffer from IBS and I have no idea when it is going to effect me or not and for some reason whether it is stress or excitement this morning was full of a terrible stomach ache.
After a little sleep in the car whilst my partner drove and I rested, we were arriving into Cardiff and into the car park alongside hundreds of other runners.
Then the excitement starts to hit and the adrenaline starts whizzing around my body.
I pinned my running number to my vest and headed to the start area for the race and soon started to realise that this was a pretty big event with thousands of runners. The sun was shining brightly and there wasn't a cloud in sight. The atmosphere was fantastic.
|Waiting for the start of the race|
|With thousands of runners waiting to start|
|Nervously waiting at the start of the race|
I managed to complete the run in an official time of 55:49 which was a 10km PB for me.
|Amanda Brooks official result|
I would highly recommend the Cardiff Bay Run as it is a well organised event, with good crowds, a lovely medal and an awesome T-shirt and most definitely worth the drive up from Cornwall.
|Super proud with my medal and my time|
|Cardiff Bay looking stunning and the perfect place for a run|
|Crowds at the Cardiff Bay 10km run|
|The sun beaming down after finishing the run|