Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad it’s raining and not leaving us feeling like we live in a desert. However, I would love to get a run in without planning it around thunderstorms and rain. I use to like running in the rain but I guess because I always have something to do afterwards I don’t want to be soaking wet when done. Therefore, training has been on hold until the sun decides to shine again. I’m so glad we were able to get in the run this past Saturday and an awesome hike in on Sunday without it pouring down. Saturday’s race was in Monroe called the Run For Kids 5K benefiting the Walton County Boys and Girls Club. It was an awesome race with the best awards I have seen in a long time. All of the fast people must have knew they gave cool awards because I was 5th place in my age group. The 4 girls ahead of me were all under 30 minutes so I didn’t stand a chance. I came in at 34:21. Regardless, it was a nice flat course, the rain held off and I got to see some sweet friends so it was a great morning.
I really hope I can get a run in tomorrow afternoon. My training plan for getting a sub 30 has started and I have 4 miles to run tomorrow for my first workout. I haven’t stopped talking about this training plan. I have high hopes for it and hopefully it will sort out what I am doing wrong. My goal race is in October so that leaves me all summer to train and get stronger in the heat.
I have a busy weekend ahead. We leave for Raleigh on Friday and I run my 10th half marathon on Saturday. I have never been to Raleigh so it will be a fun trip. I can’t wait to go exploring and try some new restaurants. When I get back from the trip, I will have to hit the ground running. My summer classes start Monday and I am teaching yoga that night. Next week, I will be diving completely in to the new training plan and we are signed up for a middle of the week 5K for national running day. Lots going on but really when is there not. Look for a Raleigh post next week!
See you on the road!