Hey everyone! Thank God It’s (Virtual) Friday! Tomorrow is my day off (although I may head in for a couple of hours) and I have a fun-filled weekend planned. Gabby has a swim meet and has events on Saturday and Sunday morning. I love watching her swim and can’t wait to cheer her on.
I figured I would post TBT pictures today. My first ever race!! I ran the Hospice 5k on 4/16/11. My mother-in-law, Judi told us about the race. She walked it (if I remember correctly, she ran the first bit with me). Steven and Jason ran the 10k. I remember finishing and being really excited about running and wanting to sign up for more races. Life got in the way, and I didn’t end up signing up for another one until the following year (Hospice again). The ironic part is that I just looked up my finish time and it was 31:13 (10:03 pace), which is my EXACT time I got last weekend at the St. Pat’s 5k. So here are my TBT pictures (we had NO idea how to dress for running and it was a cold and rainy day)
Back to present day. I am still training for the Shamrock Half Marathon on March 20th. I only have one long training run left before the race. The last two Monday’s, I have done yoga at home. Last Monday, I ended up doing it by myself at my house. Boring! This past Monday, I went back over Sam’s and we found a body flow video on youtube, which is what we usually do at the gym. Lilee was going to join us, but she was bored ;o)
The past 2 Tuesdays, I have been at St. Mary’s College with Gabby. The Great Mills swimming pool heater is broken so she has had practice at the college instead. Since I am there for 2 hours, I have no excuse not to get my run in. I have used the track the past two Tuesdays. My MMR seems to get confused whenever I run circles. I *think* my Garmin watch has been more accurate. I have been able to fit 3.5 miles in before it gets dark. According to my Garmin, I ran a 10:15 pace last Tuesday and a 10:00 pace this past Tuesday.
Last Wednesday, Sam and I went to Body Pump at the gym. I got a pretty good workout in. This week, I decided to skip Pump on Wednesday. I just wasn’t feeling it and I knew Sam couldn’t make it. I had a long day at work and just wanted to take it easy.
The past 2 Thursday runs have been treadmill runs. Last Thursday, I ended up running on my treadmill at home and didn’t have a very good run. I ran 4 miles and every minute was a struggle. My knees also seemed to bother me on that treadmill. I ended up running 4 miles at an 11:03 pace. Tonight, I hit the gym. I actually surprised myself. I wasn’t feeling very energetic or motivated (another long, busy day at work), but I decided to get it in. I was pleasantly surprised with my energy level once I started running. Steven only had a couple of miles to go when I got there and snapped a quick pic when we finished running.
I also took a body pump class last Saturday and that about catches my blog up with my workouts. Only 2 runs left before we leave for Virginia Beach!!
QOTD: What was your first official race?