Well, another week down in the books. I’m pretty sure I start every post with that, and It’s kind of getting boring isn’t it? I hope that I don’t bore people with my training recaps. They are good for me to read, but are they good for you?
The beginning of the week was pretty boring. For some reason, this last 2 weeks of rest, I have really taken it literally and done NOTHING. Not good. AT.ALL. And now I’m paying for it. I haven’t even done PiYO. I know! Can you believe it? I seemed to have lost my motivation for anything that gets my heart rate up. But I think, times they are a changing….here’s how the week went!
Wednesday–FULL REST and a visit to the miracle worker, aka the chiropractor.
Thursday–Today was the big day! I finally got the ok to run!! Mini #2 didn’t have school, so I had to take it to the treadmill. I got taped up at chiro the day before in anticipation!
I put on my new shoes hit the mill and………
had a pain free run!
I wasn’t really running for a certain distance or time, I just ran for an hour and had absolutely no pain! I was so excited, I’m pretty sure I was on a high the rest of the day!
Friday–chiro and rolling
Saturday–A while ago I had signed myself up to run Race for Every Child 5K to benefit Children’s National Medical Center. A race to benefit a children’s hospital is close to my heart so it really was a no brainer. I signed the boys up to do the kids run and I was going to push them in the double stroller for the 5K before hand. It was a really fun race! Let me just say that I have never run a race with the kids in the stroller and I discovered there is a reason for that! The race started about 20 minutes late which meant the 2 year old was practically strangling himself trying to get out of the stroller for the 20 minute wait, and having an epic meltdown. The 5 year old wasn’t having it either
Finally the race got started and I pushed 125 lbs 3.1 miles. Holy crap that was hard. And I can tell you I will NEVER do that again! My oldest kept telling me to go faster and proceeded to point out people ahead of us to try and catch up to.
After the 5K, there was about 15 minutes until the kids race. Mini #2 went first (they started with the youngest first)…and wouldn’t you know, he WON! The poor guy even took a fall halfway through, got right back up and kept going! I was a proud mama bear
I finished in 33:30, a 10:48 min/mi. I’ll take it for pushing 125lbs!
Sunday— The day I had been waiting for all week. Because of my pain free run on Thursday I had decided to give my half marathon a go. I was racing the Air Force/Navy Half Marathon.
Ok, well, I wasn’t planning on racing it, I was going to treat it as a training run. It was a beautiful morning in DC. Temp was 54 degrees at the start and no humidity. Perfect conditions.
I won’t go into too much detail, I’ll do a separate recap, but let’s just say it was PAIN FREE. The entire 13.1 miles I had absolutely no pain. Such a relief going into the rest of training!
Thanks for all of you that entered the Hyland’s gift basket giveaway!! I have a winner to announce!!
Drum roll please……
Jennifer from Teacher in Training!! You are the winner!
Please send me an email or a message on facebook asap!!
And just a reminder to register for the Hyland’s 5-Day Stress Challenge TOMORROW (Sept 17th) on Facebook at this link http://bit.ly/
Registration begins for The Challenge at 1pm EST. The first 1,000 people to sign up will also receive a free, 32ct Hyland’s Nerve Tonic to be sent to them prior to the launch of The Challenge.
Ok, so tell me the truth….do you like my training recaps or do they bore you. I can take it. For real, inquiring minds want to know.
Anyone else race this weekend?