The race was on Sunday and it was the perfect running weather. Cool, but not cold. Not really sunny, and only a few drops of rain right at the start.
I ended up meeting up with Bri, Bri and Casey who were running the half too. My little Sis, Emily's friends who, now that that 5.5 year age gap has gotten smaller, I feel like we're all the same age (note I feel like that, they probably feel like I'm still the lame older sister!).
Really, I felt pretty good for the first 6 miles. I started to get tired, but I just told myself, "This is a race, lady...get going!" And that worked.......until......Casey's IPod died! I took my headphones out too, and we ran the rest with no music. It stunk at first, but after about half a mile it was fine...maybe even better!
I had a run-in with GU at mile 4 or 5, I can't remember. It's just that. A thick, gooey, GU...not a huge fan...something I'd have to get used to, but maybe I needed the "energy" at the time. It could have been the flavor. Vanilla bean. Sounds good in theory, but I'd rather have something fruity.
Every 2 miles there was water and I think Powerade. I missed the first one, but hit up the rest.
It was a scenic run along the Detroit river, and down neighborhood streets with huge mansions lining them
|Rock CF Rivers half course...well...half...of it.|
|Casey and me...post run...|
The NJHS at my school volunteered at the race, so it was cool to see students handing out water and goodies after the run. Some of them ran in the 5K along with some teachers...they are awesome!
Sweet Jordi decided to stay the night at Grammy and Pop's, so she had a sign waiting for me when we got there to pick her up after the race...
|Crafty Grammy helped with the sign...it's hanging up in my classroom!|
A few days ago I started the 100 Pushup Challenge. I wonder how this will shake out. I'm on day 3 of week 1 tonight. It's 3 times a week for 6 weeks. 5 sets of pushups a day. Pushups are just a great total body move, so it can't hurt to be able to do a lot of them, I guess!
Has spring time inspired you to sign up for a run at all?
Are there trails or neighborhoods that are running friendly by you?
What do you prefer, a treadmill, or outside running?
I don't have a treadmill, or a gym membership, so outside running it is for me, whether I like it or