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!
I have to admit that I’m extremely bummed out. I’ve been sick with an annoying cold/sore throat/headache/dry cough/sneezing thing since the middle of last week. So it really put a damper on any goals I had to work out last week.
On top of that we’re having the coldest winter ever in Philly. Just when I think the Polar Vortex is over, oh wait, here’s another 2 feet of snow, and let’s keep the temperature in the teens and single digits. It particularly sucks due to having a job that requires spending an extended amount of time outside. The highways were in really bad shape on Tuesday afternoon as everyone was heading home…I’m grateful I made it back safe. This cold weather has no end in sight!
This isn’t even all of the snow we got!
I’m not trying to rant of course…I try to have no regrets and make the most of tough situations, but I hope I’ll be well enough to do something active soon!