Well, I did it. 2 5k's in one day...and I'm feeling it. Here we go in pictures and then lessons learned at the bottom.
|Bright and early at Girls on the Run - little one was a little clingy.|
|She got over it. She's center pink and her sister's to the far left. They did the 100 yard Kid Dash during the 5k.|
|After - almost as pink as my shirt. It was hot.|
|Getting ready for the next run...|
|Whole family for the Glow Run - the girls did the 1 mile with Hubby...I did the 5k.|
|Just me...Size medium shirt and my new armband for my new phone so I could have tunes.|
|Hubby rarin' to go.|
|Let's get the show on the road.|
The second one was even more pitiful. I finished in 47:30, placing 195 overall out of 267. Not terrible considering I had already done one earlier in the day.
Am I proud of how I did? Yes and No. One the one hand, I'm extremely proud that I did 2 5k's in one day. Two years ago, that certainly never would've entered my mind. I'm also proud that when I did my first 5k last year, I trained for over 3 months and finished in 40:35. Only 2 minutes longer and no training at all.
What I'm not happy about. These events were supposed to be a motivator to exercise, work out and train. It obviously did not work. Second, I finished 2 minutes SLOWER than when I was significantly heavier. Third, I am HURTING today. I was miserable yesterday and still ridiculously sore today. I may have overextended my knee a bit as well which is making this a little extra miserable to walk around.
As far as Ron and the girls, they finished their mile in about 25 minutes which for little 4 year old legs is pretty awesome. They were really excited to get to participate and Hubby was great about keeping them happy, occupied and motivated.
This is my last event for Spring. The weather's getting too hot to continue for this part of the year. The bright side is I've completed 4 out 5 of my goal of 5 5k's this year! So I'll only HAVE to do 1 in the Fall and of course, the Warrior Dash. Thinking of getting a personal trainer for the warrior dash training...try to get me into some kind of work out groove. If this weekend showed me anything, it's I have a LONG way to go. NSV: Both race shirts were a size Medium.
How about some Monday DEMotivation?