On Bad Mother Runner 5k - 7th
Save the Manatee 5k - 14th
The Puppy Run 5k - 21st
I have the race packets for the first two events and just registered for The Puppy Run yesterday, so hopefully that package arrives before I do my run! My only goals for these are to complete them, do a 30/30 interval like usual, and to maybe up my walking speed a bit! I find it much easier to do virtual runs outside for sure, with all this pace training I have done in the past 3 weeks I am itching to see how it has helped me improve. Maybe I will shock myself come the fall, I registered for a live race called the Haunted Half Marathon & 5k (I'm doing the 5k) and will be able to see how I do pace wise then! I'm also going to dress up in costume!! Yay!! I won't be wearing a full costume, just a running theme really. This week I'm starting week 4 of the Galloway training method, so my week will look like this:
- Monday - yoga + 15 min walk
- Tuesday - AM strength train - PM 28 min run/walk at 30/30 sec
- Wednesday - 15 min walk
- Thursday - AM strength train - PM 30 min run/walk at 30/30 sec
- Friday - yoga +15 min walk
- Saturday - One Bad Mother Runner 5k (3.1 miles)
- Sunday - REST
I have some goals for the new month! I think the 100 lbs lost goal is a bit of a stretch seeing that I have 10.8 lbs to go but go big or go home, right? Let's see how close I can get to that goal!
Yesterday I finished up my "long" run of 2 miles... I know that isn't long, but I normally do 1 mile runs so it is to me, haha! I ended up running that last 1/4 mile straight with no walking breaks, was just feeling it. I left my heart on the treadmill last night and got a little emotional just thinking about where I started and what I am doing now, all good emotions. It's funny how a simple act of running can pull out so many emotions. I tend to zone out on my runs and just sort of meditate on the seconds I see changing on the clock or focusing on my legs. I usually don't think of anything when on the treadmill, but once in a while I will think about my journey. I am grateful.