So excited to finally see the beginning of race season began. There were so many races going on this past weekend. This week I got 10 miles in but only because I did 7 miles on Sunday and a 5k on Saturday. I seem to do better in races when I don’t over exert myself during the week with running. So on Tuesday I did go to Kettle Bell Class but that was it for the week until the 5K on Saturday. This 5K was an afternoon race at 4:30 PM. The 5K was for a great cause, it was to raise money to preventing child abuse in our local area.
To my surprise, I placed 3rd in my age group. My pace was around 13 minutes and my time was 41:20. I did not PR but it was not bad for the first 5K for the year. I wore my Saucony run shoes rather than my New Balance. 1) Because it matched my outfit better. 2) I wanted to see if my calves would start hurting as they do in the New Balance.
My niece Brittany ran this race with me and a lot of friends from our gym, family and friends always make races more fun.
This Saturday’s 5K is another great cause, this one is for Autism. I’m sure I will not place, this 5k is one of the biggest in the area but I am hoping to PR. This race will be part road course and part trail. I will be wearing my New Balance shoes in this race and hope that tight calve muscles with not cause me any trouble during the race. I would really hate to think that tightness is cause by my shoes. I really love the way the shoes fit on my feet and they do not bother my bunion. The only issue I have found recently since I have been increasing my mile have been the tightness in the calves but then again I am not one that likes to stretch before a run.
I am trying to continue with Shakeology but it’s still a challenge for every day. I am also trying to make healthy decisions when going out to eat. My husband and I ate at Longhorn for dinner on Friday and I had the grilled tilapia, sweet potato, and wild rice.
Goals for this week: To PR in the race on Saturday and continue to eating healthier.
Drink more water!!!!