Well, again, it is past 10:30, my eyes feel heavy and I am tempted to simply let sleep take me off to dreamland. But. . . I am resisting because I am so excited to start this new book by Liz Jensen.
This book is set to be available in January 2013, but I was lucky enough to get an advance copy to read and review. Stay tuned for my review coming to you soon!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This morning I ran in my first race since the end of August. It felt great to be back competing again. The past few months my training has been sporadic and I cannot determine exactly why I have been slacking. This race was supposed to be a goal setting race. I wanted to place in my age category, but all it takes is lack of motivation when training to derail simple goals.
I received a medal anyway. And, quite honestly, I didn't blow it royally. I finished my 5K in chilly temperatures with 3 layers on in 30:48. Not my best time, but only 2:48 away from my goal. The brutal part is I torture myself by looking at the times that other women in my age group placed and if I had finished on goal pace I would have placed 3rd instead of 20th. Ridiculous how a couple walk breaks and a few minutes can change the race.
Did anyone else run in a 5K this weekend? How was your experience?