We headed out to Seward Park for our third year running My Better Half Marathon/10k on Sunday, February 11th. We ran the 10k version, of course. Gigi ran like the wind, Jude and I chugged along behind. I always love this race because it really does make me walk my talk. I always say I want to celebrate events without it always having to be centered around a pile of food, and this race certainly allows me to celebrate Valentine’s Day without gaining ten pounds!
This race was my maiden voyage since my knee injury that I’ve been babying. I was fully prepared to cut the race into a 5k if need be, but when I came around for my second loop, I was feeling frisky and fine! I kept up with my super slow jog (14 minute miles, y’all) and was able to finish the whole run with just about half a mile walking. I haven’t been able to train with all the healing and resting so it felt GREAT to finish the whole thing and to have run almost all of it! I did pay in soreness, though. Wow.
When I got home I made my race schedule for the year and realized how many races I have in March! I have the Hot Chocolate 15k on 3/4, the Big Climb around the 25th and Shamrock Run 5k on 3/17! That means I really need to get some training miles in, and guess what the weather is supposed to do on this long weekend, perfect for training miles? SNOW! Ha! Of course!
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