I hope you’ve been having a great weekend! I had a great weekend, but it just flew by.
Let’s get to the ReCUP…
A few of my coworkers and I ran in the Go for the Glow 5k benefiting the Polk County Builders Association Foundation.
It was in Lakeland around the beautiful (and surprisingly hilly) Lake Hollingsworth.
Going into the race, I had two goals in mind, but figured I’d have to pick one of two strategies to achieve one of the two. I either wanted to not walk at all, OR to come in at 30 minutes.
I didn’t think achieving both goals simultaneous was possible.
When I started, I felt good and strong. I noticed my pace was much faster than I normally run; I tried to pull back to not burn out, but I still kept up a pretty good pace.
Right around the 2 mile mark, I wanted to walk. I slowed my pace slightly to let the feeling pass. Before I knew it, I was rounding the corner, and the finish line was almost in sight.
I opened it up and gave it my all.
I finished in 30:44 and didn’t walk at all.
Getting first place in my age group was just the cherry on top!
We went to Texas Roadhouse for some post-race grub. And it was delicious!
The Boy and I went into Tampa to do some shopping. Fit2Run was having an additional 50% off sale items. I picked up a pair of North Face shorts and a Lorna Jane sports bra.
We decided to grab lunch at the food court. I opted for a salad at Chipotle.
I also got my hair trimmed. I just needed a trim, so we stopped by Great Clips. They were even having a $10 haircut sale!
For dinner, the Boy and I went to the Cheesecake Factory. There was definitely some cheesecake ordered…
We spent the remainder of our night watching Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was pretty good and the action kept my attention.
I was supposed to be up and ready to run by 6:00. I wasn’t feeling terribly well when I went to bed, and when my alarm went off at 4:30 I still wasn’t. I feel bad for bailing, but chose to stay in bed. I planned to just run later, but it just wasn’t my day, so we’ll just call it at I suck.
I spent much of the day prepping for the work event I have tomorrow. And tracking my friends/family at the Chicago Marathon.
Congratulations to all that raced hard this weekend! And a big congrats to Mandy, Emily, and Kristy for rocking the Windy City!
Question of the day
What was the high and low of your weekend?