So it is officially “5k season” for me! I have run two so far and have three to go. I am hoping to improve my time by the last one.
So my first race was the Glow Run, and it was a blast! I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t be dark by 6 o’clock but they made it work. I have been very blessed that both times I have run it has been in the upper 50’s lower 60’s. We got a neon shirt ( I chose orange) and about 10 glow sticks to either wear as bracelets or necklaces. I ran with Jackie and even attempted to drink a dixie cup of water half way through! That was a terrible idea!! My ending time was 35:34 for 3.32 miles, and my average pace was 10:43. It was a little slower than my normal average mile place, but I was jus so excited that I finished!
My sorority’s Gamma Phive K was yesterday and it was a doozy! I finished it in 34:54 for 3.26 miles averaging a 10:41 mile pace. I was hoping to seriously shred off time because I knew where I was going, but that was not the case. For anyone that lives in Delaware knows that hills are not a thing that people in Sussex County run on. I was rocking the first mile at 9:26 (fastest so far) but the entire second mile was an uphill battle, both figuratively and literally. I do have to say that it was so amazing to hear all my sisters cheering me on (and the other runners) along the race and as I crossed the finish line. I have the Shamrock run (KD’s philanthropy) and hopefully one during spring break left, until going to 10k’s this summer. Benjamin and Caitlyn came and supported our philanthropy and rocked it as well 🙂
I have been training indoors for the 10K running 4 miles and 4.5 miles on the elliptical for the past week. I am hoping to move up to 5 miles this week, and get out side to see if I can run the 4 outdoors as well. I definitely hit the “runners wall” at about 1.7 miles, and by 3 miles I have hit my groove, so I don’t think it is going to be a matter of not being able to do it, but if my body, mainly the muscles on top of my ankle, will let me keep running without dragging my foot along the way. I am still doing weight’s at the gym, and am even starting to enjoy it. I am still more of a machine girl, but Drew is getting me into free weights. I hit my “4 month” mark since I started this journey and I am really excited about how far I have come. I am sitting here typing about running up to 5 miles, when on November 1st I was praising myself on just getting to the gym. I am down 13.25 inches over all (since December 15th) and down 19 lbs. Can’t wait to see where I am by May!