|Thorny cactus or penis with stubble?|
I tried to run longer stretches and walk shorter ones, but the last few days have found me feeling super sore even though there have been NO workouts. I felt beat up by the foam roller, the massage therapist who worked some wicked deep moves on my back and hips and thoroughly defeated after going to the pool last night only to find it closed for makeup swim lessons. I was so hoping to loosen up with that swim. Never mind the super disappointed 7 year old in my backseat.
I made it to the turn around in about 20 minutes, but it took all I had to get back in another 25 (in order to keep my word at only being gone 45 minutes). The big ass hill on the way back was certainly a factor - as was the wind and me just getting more tired. But as my house came into view, I could see I was just barely going to do this thing in 45 minutes so I tried to pick up the pace in the final stretch.
Once I got home, my husband took off again for errands he didn't want to drag a kid along for. I got my daughter to take this picture of me with my "race bib". I like that Adam made us all number 1. Maybe someone will mix up my pace/completion time with some of the speedier participants. Check out that blue sky! We don't usually get so many of these in the winter months (same with 40° days). We've been very blessed this winter! Of course, you can also see the wind in my hair.
|FYTO 5K (3.34 mi in 45:30)|