Firehouse 5K Recap

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I have found one of my new favorite races, the Firehouse 5K in Covington. Covington is such a cute small town to begin with, which its best known as the filming location of the TV show The Vampire Diaries. I know The Vampire Diaries is kind of old news but I once really enjoyed the show and I still like going to eat at the now famous Mystic Grill in downtown. I think I really enjoyed this race because of the atmosphere and all of our awesome friends were there. There was so many people at this race, I knew from the beginning it was a given I would not place in my age group. Therefore, you just run and enjoy the sightseeing when all else fails. We were able to run for a finisher’s medal at this race. I know some people have mixed feelings about finisher’s medals but I think if you can take something home to remember the race by then that’s all you really need! I also enjoyed getting to run with a friend the last two miles of the race. We were trying to get under 34 minutes but just couldn’t make it because of the humid temperatures. I think if it had been cooler we would have got the 33 minutes. We came in at 34:26 and once again I was happy to see the clock. I shut down in warm weather so I consider it a win if I come in under 35 minutes during the summer months.

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We will once again have to get use to the hot temperatures this summer during our training runs. We don’t get off until 5 in the summer and we have to be there at 7 in the mornings when school is out so there is no time to run but at night when it’s brutal out. We run down a greenway and this time of year snakes are really bad. You have to watch every step you take and make sure every stick is not a snake. We ran right in to one last night and it was a good thing I was not by myself, I would have never saw it until it was too late. We trained at this place all last summer so I think making sure we keep a close eye out for ones curled up we will be ok. Can’t let snakes or the heat ruin our training.

I am going to go ahead and say this so it’s out there and I will stay motivated. My goal once again is to get under 30 minutes at a race in October that I have selected as my goal race. I have all summer to train while it’s hot to get me ready for the cooler weather. I have started eating better and watching calories of everything I eat. I believe you can find a happy balance of enjoying those french fries or whatever you love every once in awhile as long as you stay on track. I am one of those people who won’t stick to a hardcore plan. I still have to enjoy a cheat day every once in a while because I love food. There is a joke at work that I am always hungry and it’s true I stay hungry therefore I can’t dive into cutting out all calories. Since I am on the new diet, work out plan and about to start a training plan for the race in October, I will blog about it here on my page. Get ready to read the good, the bad and the ugly that comes along with trying to reach a goal. I will do a separate post about all of this in the next week or two.

Update on my Yoga business: so I have been trying to get my yoga classes to take off in Braselton and I’m going to just put it honestly, it’s not happening. The last two times I have went to Braselton, I have not had a single person come out for the classes. There has been a lot of interest and shares on my Facebook event and page but no one has actually showed up. Therefore, I think it’s time I cut my losses and move on. I know it’s a tough market when there is not really a core group to work with. A friend of mine made perfect since by saying there is not really a ready made group at a boutique store. If you think about it, you need a gym or school or church that has a core group in order to really drum up business. I don’t know where I will go from here with my classes. I am looking for a place where I can teach 2-3 times a week near home so if you know of anything please message me. Until I can find a place to call mine, I will keep teaching my awesome Monday night class. Hopefully I can find a place soon so these awesome students I have can benefit from twice a week practice instead of one time a week.

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Coming up: I am running a 5K in Monroe Saturday and next Saturday, I will be in Raleigh for the Race 13.1 half marathon.

See you on the road!

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