Sunday, April 14, 2013
This morning I did a 5K for Habitat for Humanity at my school. My plan was to do it in less than an hour, walk when I needed to, and ice my foot at the end. So I got it done in 46 minutes, did 2 short walking intervals, and the first aid people didn't have any ice at the finish, so I'm icing it now that I'm home.
This was also the first time I did an event with a Spark buddy! Meet my friend Julie, aka CONFUSEDBIRD:
We met at a Spark meeting 3 years ago, and she was almost to her goal. She is beautiful and inspiring, and I wish I had time for half the stuff she does! She's in the new Spark book, too.
Anyway. I had this crazy idea in my head that my family would come and cheer for me, but husband was in his pj's in front of the TV when I left, and my teenagers were still in bed. Sigh. No one cares. Oh well, I guess it's just as well. I was the oldest runner there (which figures, since it was at my school and run by students!) and no one else had family there either. It was pretty much friends running with other friends and there was no one cheering for anyone except at the water stop. Whatevs. One more week and I will be retiring my running shoes for awhile. I really need to get to the bottom of my foot pain. 6 days to my sprint tri, and my plan is the same for that: do the best I can, walk when I need to, and just finish. :(
Wow, I'm really feeling depressed. I think I'll stop now.