A week has now passed since last weekend’s half marathon and I’m still riding the high associated with it. My medal is still sitting next to me on my desk and I still pick it up and look at it and smile. It all still feels really damn good!
I did take a few days off from running and just did some yoga and stretching. I was sore and stiff Monday but I stretched a lot and Tuesday felt a lot better. By Wednesday I felt great again and was ready to get out and run again. I think the half just fueled that running addiction in me because I can’t wait to go do it again!
I did run a 5K Saturday. Our little town has a fall festival every year and they always have a 5K with it. I had never done it before because we’ve always had something else going on. But this year I decided that I would do it. Of course when I woke up Saturday morning and saw the gray skies I was questioning that decision a bit, haha!
The nice thing was the start and finish were only two blocks from my house so my warm up was a nice light jog to the start. Of course about 5 minutes before the race was about to start it started to rain, hard. It was in the low 50s and raining. Not my ideal race conditions. This was also the time that the Geek decides he needs to take a pre-race picture. Of course he and Baby Geek didn’t stick around for the finish. They turned around and went right back home.
The course itself was pretty simple. We live in a small town, there are not too many options for where to run. We did a couple laps in the park around the corner by my house and the cruel course designer decided to make us run up this sledding hill in the park not once but TWICE! Even with the cold, the ran and twice up and down the giant sledding hill I did post a personal record of 26:58. It pretty much floored me because I never, never expected to be able to move that fast since those clots. I guess the cold and the rain made me get my butt moving a bit faster.
The next race I have on my schedule isn’t until the end of October. It’s the nighttime Halloween run I did last year and Mini Me would really like to run it with me so we are working out things so that she can join me. Now that my half training is done and I can do more shorter runs I think she’ll be joining me. At least until the weather turns too cold for me to run outside or until I start my training for the full marathon.