Friday, May 22, 2015

Time to shave off 42 seconds

19:41

That is the time I ran the 5K last Saturday and with that, I won!

It was a small, neighborhood race and I had checked out the winning women's time from last year and with those two facts, my goal was to win.  My legs felt a little heavy throughout but overall it was a fine race with a fantastic prize pack.  The event was a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald house of Milwaukee.

I also got my post-marathon massage on Sunday which was glorious.  Thank you to my aunt Jennifer, massage therapist to the stars...or something like that.

I'm still slowly dabbling in running post-marathon.  I ran 4 days (including the 5K) last week, 2-3 miles each time.  This week I kicked it up and broke the 4 mi mark.

I also tried out my new shoes - the Brooks Glycerin 12.  I am calling them my speed shoes since they seem ridiculously light after the last shoes I have had (Asics Gel Nimbus and Saucony Triumph).

My favorite running store in the area (Performance Running Outfitters) also hosted the Tales from Another Mother Runner book tour on Wednesday night so I went. (My marathon training plan was from the Another Mother Runner training book.) It was a nice event, very well-attended.  They had some great door prizes, but my luck didn't show up that night.  However, I got my book signed by (and my picture taken with) Dimity McDowell (one of the editors) and drumroll..there was a goody bag! 

SQUEEE!!!

The goody bag contents:

1 3-pack running socks (can't remember the brand)
1 pair Balega running socks
1 root beer flavored Gu pack
1 package Gu Chomps
1 container of Hylands Calms Forte Homeopathic sleep aid
1 tablet of Hylands Leg Cramps PM
1 LaraBar
1 full-body Action Wipe
A bunch of coupon codes for various products that AMR endorses

I was a little disappointed that we didn't get any Nuun - it was announced that the shipment didn't arrive in time.  Ah well.  Beggars can't be choosers :)

Back to the 19:41.  I have 42 seconds to shave off that 5K time to get my second 2015 running goal of breaking 19:00 in the 5K, which I think is doable.  I am going to try to do one 5K a month that benefits a charity.

Next one: May 31 The Silver Linings 5K in West Bend, WI which benefits The Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County.  I ran this 5K last year and it was a nice event.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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