It’s almost that time of the week…half way there. I am super pumped for this weekend. Not only am I running my first race since my last half-marathon in February, but we are headed to Athens to see the Bulldogs play. Basically, that means I have to run a quick 5K and get my butt home and in the shower ASAP…it’s a 12:30 game! But that’s alright…we will make it in time to tailgate for an hour or so and then we can hit downtown Athens after the game. This game is a way for us to celebrate a friend’s birthday…so I can’t wait for Saturday.
Since this is my first race in 7 months, you can guess what I haven’t been doing…if you guessed running, I’m buying you a cheeseburger. The last time I hit the pavement was about a month ago. So yeah, this oughta be an interesting race. I did come home from work today and decided I would get at least 3 miles in to make sure I wouldn’t actually die on Saturday. I made 3.17 miles. But I won’t tell you my time.
It wasn’t terrible but definitely not what I’m used to. I have a feeling, though, that I’ll get my butt in gear on Saturday. Races always push you a little harder.
Speaking of races, it really is time to get my butt in gear. I have a 5K this weekend, the Pretty Muddy Mud Run in October, and then a half-marathon in November. Yep…it’s time to start training…I’m totally behind. I guess I keep thinking that since I’ve done it twice before, I can do it again. But what I’ve found out about running is once you stop, or slow down, it’s hard as HELL to get yourself back together. I really hope the 5K this weekend will give me the motivation to start getting some long runs in. Otherwise, the Savannah half is going to be a comical disaster…
Last night I taught Spin30…here’s my playlist and what I looked like aftewards:
Not that you necessarily care what I looked like afterwards…I just have a thing about pictures. And I wanted to prove that I sweat like an overweight football player.
By the way, I have started posting updates to my Spinning page on the blog so check it out from time to time for playlists and routines. I’ll leave you with this flattering photo…this is how I decided to relax after work, running, and dinner. A little homemade wine while sitting in the bed ain’t never hurt nobody 😉