Feels good to be back on track
Saturday, July 20, 2013
I'm at work this morning, and I'm exhausted. My legs ache. Both for good reason - I was up way too late last night because my BFF and I completed the Firefly 5k!
The Firefly 5k is a glow-in-the-dark night "race." It was a blast! The course threaded around the parking lot and stadium for the Colorado Rapids, so it was better lit than we'd expected. It was just really cool to see so many people in glow-in-the-dark stuff, reflective tape designs on legs, etc. So colorful and playful. The weather was perfect too. It was my BFF's first 5k, and I'm so proud of her for not only going, but actually using her Couch to 5k program to help her set a comfortable pace. We finished in just under an hour, which was her goal.
I realized that despite my absence from SP, the fact I kept up my gym time really has been beneficial. I decided to stay with my BFF the whole course, but I realized our jogging cycles were really easy for me. It left me wondering how quickly I can complete a 5k now. My goal is to finish in 30 minutes or less by this time next year, but I'm thinking I'd could probably be close to 35 or 40 minutes now.
Know what I'll do as soon as I post this blog? Yep, that's right - start looking for an upcoming 5k!