Sunday, October 7, 2012
I hurried up and signed up for another race this weekend. It was called the Quadtoberfest. ANd again it almost didn't happen. After sleeping in the hospital for a couple nights, my back was out of whack. It was sore the beginning of the week and then on Wednesday I woke and almost couldn't move. Up until last night I was iffy if I should still run today. But, I had to. If I pushed it again I'd have anbother conflict and another. If I was going to do this, really be a runner, I had to do it.
I woke at 6:00am for the 7:30am race. Got dressed, ate a bagel, drank a little sports drink, water and popped some Advil.
I got to the course at 7:00am. No one was there. About 7:10 another runner showed. Still no site of the organizers. And no bathroom! Finally around 7:15 the organizers showed. This was definaitely a more casual race. About 3 others showed for the 5K. A handful for the half and marathon. In my group was another first timer, a younger girl, two children and their dad. It actually felt nice to have a small group and no pressure.
Off we went. Being the newbie I am, I had my car key in one hand, my iPhone in the other. The first mile was pretty good and my Nike + app said I was clocking an 8:57 mile. Which is the best I've ever ran. Mile 2 seemed more difficult as some was uphill. I had to slow to a walk for about 15-30 secs to catch my breath. I rounded the bend and was set on mile 3. Again, one more pause for about 15 secs walking. Then on to the finish. My time came in at 28:09. Not bad!!
It felt great to finish. And wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be. I felt amazing after and am excited to sign-up for my next one! I did it!
Posted by The Slick Mom at 3:07 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Posted by The Slick Mom at 8:55 PM
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Now don't get me wrong. I love to sleep. I mean really love to sleep. But if I was going to get serious, I had to make some sacrifices. Ok, that was the first step. The next was finding something that I could do in the mornings. A DVD? Fit TV? Just not motivating enough for me. So, I looked to running. This thing I've tried numerous times to do in the past, but just never got past the first block or two. I decided I had to give it another try. For several reasons:
1. It's an individual sport. I don't need anyone else to do it with me.
2. It's cheap. Just a good pair of shoes and I'm set.
3. You get a really good work out.
4. You can do it anywhere.
Done. I'm sold.
Next step was to have a goal. I signed up for a 5K in my hood. It's in two months. Lastly, I bought the Couch to 5K app for my phone, joined the forums and I'm on my way. New shoes and all! I plan to track my progress here. Wish me luck!
Posted by The Slick Mom at 8:38 PM