Friday, May 17, 2013
I have the 5K tomorrow at my church. I'd like to say I'm ready to go, but the last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic (more so than normal), so my running has suffered. I ran last Friday and it was 60 degrees and cloudy. DH and I ran on Wednesday and it was HOT. We had temperatures a little more normal for mid-May in Georgia - it was 85+, sunny & humid. DD#1 was at work, DD#2 jammed her toe and didn't feel like running and DD#3 is still trying to shake her cold, so it was just DH and me (which was nice since our schedules don't allow us a lot of "together" time).
We went to one of the greenway trails and he "plotted" out 3.1 miles for me. I was just going to do the best I could (since I've only been doing about 2 - 2.5 miles running). We stretched, did a warm up walk together and then started to run. It didn't take long for him to get way ahead of me (he is 6'5" after all!). I slogged along (felt very sluggish with the heat) and ran for about 24 mins. I'm not sure how far I had gone at that point, but I know my pace was slow. I walked a little and started to run again. I really hate to admit it, but it took 41 mins. to finish 3.1 miles (although I think DH was incorrect and it was a little further). I felt really yucky and light headed after that and we actually sat down on a bench in the shade for about 10 mins. I guess I'm going to have to get used to the heat again!
Anyway, I told my family that it's a good thing they're going to have some booths & stuff set up at the church, because they'll probably have to wait awhile for me to finish! I'm ok with it though because at least I'll get in my exercise for the day early. I'll finish fine and I'm still going to "go for" under 38 mins. It's supposed to be cloudy (possible rain) and about 60 degrees at race time tomorrow, so at least it won't be too hot. Hopefully that will help my time.
I cut grass last night and need to finish tonight. We might do a short run tonight (DD#2 & 3 haven't run all week - but they're young and will do fine) or just rest! The rest of the weekend looks pretty easy. I'm hoping to babysit my great nephew either Saturday or Sunday, so I usually get in some exercise taking him to the park.
I'll have less running around than usual since all of the school and spring activities are over. I have to rest and gear up for summer which is shaping up to be pretty busy with activities (especially DD#2), but at least I won't have the added stress of school.
Definitely looking forward to the weekend!