Remember that time I PR’d on one of the hottest 5k races I’ve ever ran?
It’s ok. It’s not really that big of a deal. But I’m still excited about it.
Anyway, it’s totally energized me. I’ve got three 5k’s coming up over the next month or so.
One is this weekend during a family girls weekend (yay!).
One is the day after my birthday and I will not talk much about it until then. And if you are one of the peeps who does know about it, please be discreet via the comment section. Thanks.
And one is a race I did last year and just registered for this last week:
I was feeling a little jipped last year because I failed horribly on the stairs portion of the race. They surprised and intimidated me. But this year, it’s SO on.
Kim, who works at the Les Turner ALS Foundation, reached out to see if I have ever ran it before. She must know how I’m the Chicago nerd who jumps on the chance to do things like run on U.S. Cellular Field where the White Sox play.
I’m not really a White Sox fan (Go Cards!), but a chance to do it again? Let’s do this.
It’s a growing race and 5k’s during the week are quite convenient. A fun race and a workout all in one. Score.
Plus, it gives me a place to watch the All Star Game because they play it as part of the postrace party inside the field!
Until then, if the heat keeps up, I feel a few more of my runs will happen on the treadmill when running after work. It’s crazy hot out there, ya’ll.
I know a lot of people can run in the heat. I don’t mind it. To a certain point.
Temps in the 90′s? Out of my comfort zone.
So yesterday I trekked to the gym and decided to switch it up a little. Why not? It was a speedy 2.2-mile run and another 16 minutes on the elliptical.
And wouldn’t you know it…
I got up 20 minutes early this morning to do a few circuits on No More Trouble Zones.
Strength training has been ignored (typical) and it was just 20 minutes. No biggie. Still not earlier than my 5:00 AM wakeup cutoff.
But I’m starting to become more inclined to see what the morning workouts would be like. Can I actually do it? Will they be productive? Will it make me an angry person?
It’s a matter of tricking myself into it.
Which could take a while.
Enjoy the day, kids. We’ve almost made it to the weekend!