Mom and I decided to run together at the gym because it's so windy here and we were trying not to get blown away. Before we left we snapped a quick pre-race photo.
|Sorry about our awkward smiles. Wind....|
My strategy for today was to run as long as possible and take as few walking breaks as I could. I've been really focusing on increasing the time I spend running because I'd love to be able to run a 5k straight at some point. Maybe then I can finish only 10 minutes behind the rest of my age group. haha. I ran one mile, took a two minute walk break to start. The rest of the race I would run a half mile followed by a 1-2 minute walk break until I finished. I finished in 37 minutes even so I was happy with my time.
After the race we cooled down, and went to the locker room to rest for a minute. We talked after about the race. I felt like the race was much easier for me than usual and we agreed it was probably because of the cross-training I've been doing (swimming) at work. We both decided that we should try to cross-train more and really make running a priority. I really put it off, but when I actually get out there and do it I feel amazing after. It didn't start that way at all, and it isn't that way everyday, but I definitely need to remember why I do it more.
Anyways, I had a fun race. Did you?
I'll be posting results and the giveaway winner soon. I just want to make sure everyone has had a chance to let me know they finished. Thanks again to everyone who participated in the race! Oh, and I'll be posting very soon about some exciting new things so be sure to stay tuned!