That's a milestone
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Today I'm bouncing back. I did the local race call the Aching Quad. My friend was the one who was ready for it, except that she was sick earlier in the week. I did what I could to train for it. There weren't many at my fitness level, because it's hard.
Friday night 5k
Saturday morning 1 mile run followed by a 2 mile run (we had time to stop by our office, use a real bathroom instead of a port-a-potty, have a small cup of coffee in between the races)
(I played a wedding in the afternoon)
Saturday night 5k
It's amazing how little interest you have in running after doing that. I had issues with my calves and my arch (the leg/ankle side that I broke in 2003) - and compression socks that others were wearing looked like they might be comfortable, and I found a groupon deal - buying something helped with knowing I will head out and pound the pavement again! I spent $12 with tax - so, not a break-the-bank purchase and worth it motivationally!
I came in last on both 5k's and last in time overall I believe. I am proud of my last place and EVERYONE was so supportive - I got cheers because afterall, everyone was waiting to tear down... but still, they were genuinely supportive.
The odd thing is that 2 weeks before, as my weight seems to have climbed since July, I decided to eat salads for dinner.... and my weight went up. My body is just different and I have to figure this out. I'm really looking forward to doing runs and being many pounds lighter. Yes, I'm heading back to salads because I found that night time snacking stopped when I had a big salad for dinner.
Besides improving my times, I'm going to train for the 10k distance. I have little motivation to train for anything longer. As my arch is a little tender yet, it's muscle work to get me back into the rhythm of working out. I have 2 5k's in October, so I will be out there soon!