Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rock n Run 5k - recap

Last night race prep occurred like usual ... cheeseburger and a beer.  I repeated my same order from Smashburger from last Sunday ... classic smashburger washed down with a Fat Tire beer.

My alarm went off at 6:03 this morning and I quickly got ready for the race.  I left the house around 6:30 and headed to Casselberry.  It took close to 40 minutes to get near the race and a long time to find parking.  I walked almost a mile to the start line and had about 5 minutes before the start of the race.

The course was flat and pretty fast.  There were some shaded areas which was a plus. I really tried to push myself this morning and finished mile 1 in just over 7 minutes.  I finished the 2nd mile in 14:30 minutes.  And then I started to lose steam ...

Official time - 22:59 minutes, 7:23 pace
6th finisher - women's 30-34
30th finisher - women
118th finisher - overall
I'm proud of myself for finishing one minute faster than last month's 5k race.  Next 5k isn't until January so I'll be curious to see how my speed improves. 
Best part of the race was the mini craft beer festival.  Each runner was handed a card with 6 possible beer samples.  I only had time to finish 2 of the samples before rushing to the soccer field to catch Mason's second soccer game of the morning.  Such is the life of a mother runner ... 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

the past month ...

the good news is that I've continued to run and eat cheeseburgers during the past month.

the bad news is that I haven't written anything about it.

so I'll try to make it up to you.  I would give you all a virtual cheeseburger, extra pickles if that's your thing, but that isn't possible.  so instead I'll try to recap as best as I can.

first I'll start off by saying that I'm getting closer to reaching 1,000 miles for 2016.  in order to hit that goal I'll have to run at least 80 miles each month.  I honestly don't think I'll hit that in September, which means the last 3 months of the year will be ramped up considerably.

my right knee has been doing that fluid buildup thing again which is worrisome. 
(un)fortunately I've been so consumed with our new house that I've put medical issues on the backburner.  totally normal and responsible of me.

oh and you know what happens when you run in Florida?  there is a good chance that it'll start raining, without any warning.  both times I was stuck clutching my iPhone fearing that there would be water damage. 

the 2nd race of the Track Shack fanatic series is this Saturday ... Rock n Run 5k.  plans this week include picking up the race packet and hopefully getting myself ready for the race (ie. eating a cheeseburger Friday night)

on the cheeseburger front, this past Sunday night I picked up some Smashburger for Ryan and I.  tasty for sure, but nothing beats eating it fresh at the restaurant. 

and that's about it.  fingers crossed I do well at the race on Saturday morning and have a recap posted shortly afterwards.  hope everyone is running and eating cheeseburgers!