Well it’s official…I’m running my first race of 2014: The Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K on March 15! One of my good friends invited Bret and I to sign up. Not only do you get a medal (which is rare for a 5K), but there is an awesome post party with lots of beers, right on time for St. Patty’s Day. Our team name is “I.D.T.I.R”: I Drink, Therefore I Run. I’m excited!
Obviously I’m not going to be breaking any records. The last time I ran a 5K was the Heroes Run 5K back in September and I finished beyond 30 minutes. I’m running with guys, so I’m not sure how I’m going to pace myself. I should probably just use this race, which is in less than a week(!) to further assess my progress!
Monday 3/3: Ran 2.35 miles on the treadmill in the gym, in addition to my strength exercises as advised by Coach Kristy. I really slogged through the run and my ankle started to ache, ugh…but I hadn’t had a full workout like this in ages!
Tuesday 3/4: I’ve been trying to squeeze in my hip strengthening whenever I can. I did a few sets of hip hikes while at work!
Wednesday 3/5: Core and More Class. This was my first time doing this class in well over a month, and it showed! At least I can still keep a beat!
Thursday 3/6: Rest!
Friday 3/7: Core and More Class. It’s now being offered at work twice a week, I love it, especially now that Boot Camp is officially done.
Saturday 3/8: Woke up early and knocked out some hip hikes and single legged deadlifts. I also took advantage of the beautiful weather in Baltimore and ran downtown for about 3 miles or so (Nike+ watch took forever to link up). Then I went into the hotel gym and got a great workout! Squats (regular and single legged), clamshells, sidesteps, plank with glute lifts.
Sunday 3/9: I felt really winded during Saturday’s run…so I just took it easy on Sunday. This was a great week!
Have you run any races yet this year? Doing anything fun for St. Patrick’s Day? Tell me about it!