Enough about my social calendar. Let's get down to the nitty gritty. This week I am on week three of Ripped in 30.
|This is what loving motivation looks like.|
Okay, next up. "Live By Example" 5K. This race was this past Saturday and was to benefit the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. Subtract the rain, hail, 20mph winds and add on about 15 degrees to the temp. and this was literally the 5K I did two weeks ago. It started at 24th street and was the same course down the boardwalk and then back up. There were a lot more people for this race probably because the weather was somewhat cooperative. I ran this race with my good friend Carey.
|Me and Carey. She is a rock star!|
|Me sprinting to the finish.|
I took 2nd for my age group (Female 20-29). I got a medal...and forgot to take a picture, so...sorry. Just picture your average medal and that's about it.
Maybe one of these days I'll be able to run a race where the wind isn't beating the tar out of me.
Wednesday was Long Run Wednesday. My Nike+ half marathon training plan had me running ten miles but the week before I had just upped to 9 miles for my long run and my goal here is to avoid injury. Plus 10 miles was really really scaring me. So yes, I chickened out a little. But that just means 10 miles is waiting for me next week.
With my long runs I either dread them all day or look forward to them with some weird masochistic giddiness. Wednesday was a dreading day.
That is until I got this in the mail:
|My Tidewater Striders "welcoming packet"|
So that's what I was up to the last few weeks of being absent in the cyber world. Currently I am working on a post about the myths of what a runner is "supposed" to look like (here's a hint, I don't fit the bill).
Distance: 8.04 K (5 mi)