During the month of July, Skirt Sports is hosting an Instagram challenge!
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It's no secret that I am a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain. Once a month, we all post about a similar topic and this month we are talking about our most REAL race.
What does that mean to me? It's not necessarily the best race you ever ran. You don't have to win your age group. Heck. You could finish dead freakin last.
I think of this is as an epiphany race. That one race that you had your "a ha!" moment.
For me, that race was the final leg of the Inaugural Dopey Challenge. Have you heard of it? It's 48.6 miles in 4 days. Yeah, you read that correctly. A 5k, a 10k, a half marathon, and a full marathon.
I went with my Disney race bestie Colleen. We had a great time with the first two races. Lots of photos, costumes, park visits, and sheer stupidity. The half marathon was mostly fun, but getting up early was catching up with us at this point and we got our first glimpse of the balloon ladies.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Marathon training has been kind of a bust over the last two weeks. I have been having some tightness and am now realizing that it is my IT Band giving me trouble. I truly need to be strengthening and stretching and my poor body keeps trying to tell me!
The last two weeks I have run exactly twice. A 5k and today's 3 miler. On my other training days I have used my bike and doubled the mileage. I am going to be slowly adding runs back in, and slowly increasing the mileage, while filling in the gaps with my bicycle. NYC will happen, I just might have to lower my expectations. I am totally fine with this!
I went back to WW as well. I know that losing the 20+ extra pounds I am carrying will go a long way towards reducing the chance of future injuries!
Here are some of my workouts over the last two weeks....
Friday, June 19, 2015
This weekend is the Father's Day 5k, the race I have probably run the most often and one that I have been watching for years. It runs right past my house! The last 4 or 5 years it has been run in memory of Kevin Brue, an amazing man lost too soon to Melanoma.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Saturday was the George Sheehan Classic 5k in Redbank NJ, a very hot and hilly 5k. My only complaint: they gave out cloth bags at the finish. You were allowed to trade them for a medal but they only told a select few. I was not one of the few.