Bit of a Swifty reference in today’s title for my fellow fans!
This weekend was pretty epic; running, an engagement party and Taylor Swift live in Hyde Park! Saturday morning began with a group run to #igniteLondon- as part of my 21 day project, PUMA challenged me to get a group of friends together for a run. A 5K Parkrun around Bishop’s park in Fulham seemed like the perfect location. It’s easy to get to, a pretty course plus there’s a great coffee shop for afterwards.
PUMA kindly sent me some t-shirts to give out to our group- loved being a matching team. A lot of people asked us if we were a running club!
A family friend that I hadn’t seen for years noticed my Facebook status about the Fulham Palace Parkrun and came along, it was so good to catch up with her. Love that running brings people together. I even convinced Tom to join us, bribing him with a bacon sarnie which he ate before the run!
Our group each had different goals for the 5Ks so split up as soon as we crossed the start line, I fell into pace with Sophia which was great to catch up as we ran. The race is 2 and 3/4 laps around the flat park, with quite a few turns and twists to keep it interesting.
Becs and Andy were super speedy- Becs even placed 2nd woman! Sophia and I weren’t quite so fast, we finished in about 26 minutes. It was a lovely warm day, which meant that post race photos were pretty sweaty. After having our barcodes scanned for official Parkrun times we met up with our other runners to head for coffee and cake in the sunshine. Banana bread is breakfast, right?
The afternoon took me to a friend’s engagement BBQ. I am so excited to have been asked to be a bridesmaid in their wedding, and I took my responsibilities yesterday very seriously- eating and drinking! Sadly I couldn’t stay too long however as I had a long standing date with my best friend Tay to attend.
We were so lucky to get tickets through family to Taylor Swift’s sold out 1989 tour in Hyde Park. We were there with the champagne sponsors- Monopole for the evening, which came with flowing drinks and access to the tree houses (elevated viewing areas) that gave us incredible views. After watching Ellie Goulding, I practically pushed my way to the front of the tree house to secure a good location for Taylor. Success!
I thought she performed amazingly, with 65,000 people cheering and singing along. I have been listening non-stop to her album so sang a little too loudly throughout her set. What an incredible night! Hope you had a great weekend x