I have been neglecting this blog lately…my apologies. I just realized that I never gave a post-race update (from my first 5K)! Note: It was April 9th.
Geesh…where is my head!!
I was a bag of nerves on race day! No one was able to come see me race, so I knew…no one…which made the nerves worse. Oh, and the race was simply advertised as a 5K. No where…NO WHERE did it say 5K TRAIL RACE! LOL Yep, 3.1 miles of grueling up & down steep hills…mud, dirt, rocks…you name it…it was there! So, I was completely exhausted halfway into it. So, I began to walk/run…my strategy at that point was simply survival! So, I walked uphill, and ran downhill.
That worked out okay, because I did not finish last (and that was my only goal for that race). I did learn a few things though…Lesson 1-explore the area where the race is going to be held if you are unfamiliar with it. Lesson 2-I must be in much better shape before my first INTENTIONAL trail race! lol
So, my first 5K was a trail run…unplanned…but i did it.
I set a PR yesterday morning! I ran 5.56 miles! The time was horrible, but the distance was what mattered! Before yesterday, a 5K was my longest distance. I’m making progress!! 🙂
On the weight loss front: I’ve now lost a total of 51lbs! 😀
Thanks to a friend on Dailymile.com I found out about The Jelly Bean Virtual 5K going on this week! I found out just in time too! I just have to complete it & post my time before the 26th. Cool beans! LOL 😉 Now, to decide if I’m going to do this in the morning, or Saturday morning. Decisions…decisions…perhaps I’ll do it twice, and post my best time? LOL Nah, I wouldn’t do that…I dont even think I could run a 5K two days in a row! LOL
I’m on Dailymile.com now too! Check me out! Add me as a friend on there if you are on it.
I plan on going on a long hike sometime this weekend. I had planned on going in the morning, but then came a torrential downpour, and now I’m thinking that those dirt trails are going to be mud pits…and uh…I dunno about that. Perhaps not tomorrow. lol
Although, last Saturday I hiked over five miles and thoroughly enjoyed myself!