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Training Countdown: Day #26

Monday, September 09, 2013

Okay, so it took three whole days for my legs to stop hurting from the squats and runner's lunges I did for the first day.

Last night, I went out for a run. I only did one mile, and I walked for 20-30 seconds during each 1/4-mile lap.

It wasn't killing me, and I could have gone longer, but it was late, and I had to get home to get my girls bathed and into bed.

Today at work, more lunges and squats. This morning, I did a plank for a little bit. Didn't count how long, but it's something I want to work on, as well as pushups. Tonight... well, tonight, my daughter has dance class. I might wander around for a few minutes during her class, depending on how long I can carry around Baby Cassey.

It's kind of sapped my motivation to run at the 5k I'm training for, because I've learned that it's untimed. On top of that, I've read that the coloring stations during such races can get kind of bottlenecked, so I know that speed is not going to be something to aim for if I want to get as colored up as possible.

On the other hand, my 5k season starts this weekend and runs through December. It seems like there are races every other weekend at least, sometimes every weekend! So training is still not a bad idea.

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    emoticon The joys of having small children!

    p.s. I demonstrated exceptional talent myself in somehow posting this to the wrong blog!
    1650 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2013 11:34:38 PM
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    1651 days ago
    One really good run in houston is the conoco rodeo run. Sorry it does not use color. It is a packed event you get bussed to the start line - heb is one of the sponsors. They have ice cream frozen yogurt and lots of other stuff. It is where I got hooked on clif bars they had a booth there.. I have seen this race turned into a family tradition. DJs play music along the course they have mounted police. They also have college bands there because the rodeo parade follows the 5k.
    1651 days ago
    Well, I have to amend myself. I've lost motivation to improve for this run--but not to go. I've signed up every year for this particular 5K. 3 years ago, I was in my first trimester of pregnancy and just could not wake up that early on a Saturday. Last year, I had car issues--when it rained, which it did that morning, my car refused to start. I really wanted to go too, to see Richard Simmons! I ended up staying at home with my little girls, checking FB for updates, and getting more disappointed when I saw that the race itself was postponed, rather than rained out.

    So, regardless of whether I'll walk or run, or a combination of both, barring bizarreness or tragedy like I've had the past 2 years, I WILL be in the race this year. (It's also the first year that my husband will be off that weekend, so I'll actually get to go be in it without having to worry about my girls or their stroller!)

    I'm also looking forward to a neon splash dash that's in Houston early next year--I've already gotten the OK from my man--we're going, and we'll all be getting splashed (me, him, the girls, and maybe even my best friend!) with glow-in-the-blacklight color...

    Because I can see where color runs attract more people. Just like I can see where mud runs attract more people. It never has hurt anyone to add a little excitement to a race, right? I'd be more likely to watch Olympic runners if they got colored in the process!

    1651 days ago
    You will do fine. They don't usually have that many people. I did this run last year - it wasn't a color run then. I think they switched to a color run to attract more people. People will still be racing each other. The cheering crowds are still there. The registration fees help people fight cancer and get pre screening. Last year I believe they had a timer at the finish. But you didn't receive an individual time. I don't know what it will be like this year.

    They have provided 23,000 free mammograms and 6000 free prostate screenings per there website.
    1651 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/9/2013 1:09:51 PM
    Untimed or not, we're still super proud of you!
    1651 days ago
    1651 days ago
    Is it a color run that you're doing? Yeah, those are untimed and they definitely do get crowded. Plus, you don't really want to breathe the air when they're throwing colored cornstarch around!! :D Sorry it's made you lose motivation though.
    1651 days ago
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