Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sunset 5K

Yeah, I finished the race. I ran with C for about 2.5 miles and then she told me to go and finish. She was struggling a bit and didn't want to slow me down. I was able to run strong at the end because we took most of the race slow and we even took a pit stop at a friends house for some water and pictures. I finished in 34:41!! C finished at 37:18.

I didn't realize how much fun a race would be. The excitement of all the other runners and just being around all of those people who love to do what you do. I look forward to another race.

I am thinking about a 10k in October, but I know I will need a running partner. C doesn't plan on running longer distances than what she already has. So I will need to find someone else. On Saturday mornings the local running store has a running club, but I admit I am nervous about going. Its intimidating to me. I will probably call the store first to get more info and then decide what to do. I know I need the motivation from other people to keep myself going. It is hard by myself.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Its Race Day!

I am super excited tonight is my first race! Its a little warm today so I have been drinking water and plan on drinking some gatorade about an hour before the race. I can't wait to run. I have missed it the past two days. This day has been dragging on and on.

I have had some upper calf pain today in my right leg. It feels tight. I am not quite sure what to do to fix it. I am sure I can get my husband to rub it for me when he gets home from work. I don't think it will effect my race, but I am searching the internet for ideas on what to do. What do you do for calf pain?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Race is Upon Us

Ok, so I have been bad at blogging. I have been busy trying to train and enjoy my kids before the first day of school, which is today. So the crazy race of life has started today and on Friday is my first 5K. I am looking forward to it. I am guessing my time will be around 35 minutes. I think that is pretty good for a first timer. I didn't get the chance to run yesterday until late, so I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill. I went 2.99 miles in 33 minutes. I didn't want to go the whole 3.1 miles, because I am saving that for the race.

I am taking two days of rest and then I will be super fast on Friday. Wish me luck!