This post has been a long time coming- spring break, some travel, and some R & R (resting and running) have taken place. There have been setbacks and some steps forward as well. I'm going to hit a few highlights and a few lowlights. We'll start with the low:
This- can really mess with the training. Isn't supposed to be spring? My caption on FB was "It's baaaacckkk." :) LOL Seriously though- when I went to IN, I ended up doing some short mileage (3) on Saturday afternoon because this stuff was to start moving in on Sunday (and it did just later than expected). I probably could have still run but I'm over running in the rain and snow (more on that later).
Silly knee- I started out on Thursday (in the midst of a freeze warning mind you- and for my dad it was warmer in Spencer this day- it was 34 in Spencer and 29 in Knoxville at the time) with great plans to get 13 miles in. I decided to do a hill that is on the half marathon route and before I actually started it my knee was bothering me. That wasn't good :( I ended up only getting 4.5 miles in. 9 miles short- not good. Then Friday night I ran a 5K and it was fine. IF I can catch the break in the rain on Sunday morning I'll give it a shot then (I went to Easter service on Saturday night).
Okay, so the highlights:
BIG BIG news on Thursday (I will share soon- need to work on a post that lays it all out)
I ran this 5K on Friday night to benefit Lupus- a cause that is near and dear because I have a very dear friend who suffers with it daily. It was a small, local race. There were not a lot of runners and I think even fewer than planned due to the chilly rain- yes, it was raining AGAIN- I have yet to run an IRL race this year that there hasn't been rain or snow. Anyway, due to the small number of participants there were only 4 people in my age bracket and I finished 3rd so I actually got a medal! It was fun and a unique awards experience (you had to be there). On that note- that was race #7 of 13 (3 of which have been IRL and 4 have been virtual). The course was longer than the actual 3.1 miles- it clocked in on my runtastic app at 3.25 and my time was 36:03 HOWEVER, my 3.12 miles was right at 35:00- which I am cool with since I am back to cutting time off of my runs. :)
Oh, and the other day I got notification that I won a chance to participate in an online boot camp experience that Tina puts on. I'm excited for this opportunity and hopefully will see some great results!