Not a whole lot going on over here fitness related, other than THE RACE! Yep, Columbus half marathon on Sunday. A ton of other stuff going on in my life not running related, but it’s all good! I rested a bit, and did rehab, and iced and just generally tried to get myself ready to race. 23 miles of running this week.
Mon – Rest day! A super lazy day! Spent the morning watching the Boston Marathon. And then was a little irked because I just sat around for 2 hours. Haha! Also did a bit of lounging on the patio, eating cereal for breakfast, and sharing a bottle of wine in the evening. Yep, tapering like a boss!
Tues – 4 miles running. I’m paying the price for my speedy race on Sunday. Speed isn’t the best thing for my sports hernia! But I enjoyed my audio book and getting my morning workout done. We got our race pictures from the 5K. Not bad!
Weds – 3.25 easy miles running. I really debated on this run because my ab pain started out a bit tender, but within a minute it was happy. Post run things felt even better, so I think the movement was good for it.
Thurs – Rest day! Still feeling a bit tender, and now my pain is only on the left side in my lower abs. Or maybe it’s my groin. IDK what that area is really called, but it’s for sure only on the left side. I took advantage of my resources and went to see the physical therapist who helps out the runners for the Dave’s Training program. He thought the issue was still “sports hernia”. I was concerned it might be something else, but I guess this is OK. He asked me why I ran a fast 5K before my race. Well duh, it was a “race”, right? haha. If I pin a bib on, it’s go time!! I know, I know, I overdid it. Still, so worth it.
Also, it was time for our foster kitten Petunia to be returned. It’s the hard part of fostering!
Fri – Rest day again! No need to poke the bear and try to run today. Will be resting until race day! Our daughter is home for a small “fall break”, so we got some seasonal treats at Dunkin.
Football Friday! This was the last home game and the band played great songs (seniors got to pick their favorites). The football team crushed it again and won 48 to 0 (even in the rain!). They are the champions of their league!
In other news, I went to a 35 year class reunion for my high school. Where have the years gone?? I’ve had this t-shirt in storage since school so I figured it was the perfect time to wear it. It was a hit! I had a fun night talking to everyone, and I even stayed out past midnight. Crazy stuff!!
Sat – 1 mile walk & 2 mile run. Change of plans. I wasn’t going to run today, but felt I needed to get a shakeout run just to make sure everything was working ok. I have felt better, but I think I’ll be good enough for Columbus!
We drove to Columbus, hit the expo, and went out to dinner. It’s Sweetest Day, so you know that was a big event. (haha, just kidding!!)
Sun – Race day! 13.5 miles of running. Columbus half marathon! This race was a huge surprise win for me, and bittersweet. Originally my husband signed up for the full a long time ago and was going to be his goal race for the year. However, some recent injuries put an end to him running even a few miles. So, he spectated instead. And he did a great job! He made it to 3 spots on the course and took pictures.
As for my race…. omg, it was awesome! The weather was perfect. 45 degrees at the start. Low winds. Partially cloudy. Perfect! I’ll write up a recap for this race, but suffice it to say I blasted through it, and faded a bit at the end. 1:50:13 was the official time, but my Garmin gave me a new PR because I covered 13.5 miles during race due to GPS error. Whaaaa. And oh hey, 11th out of 201 ladies in my age group. Perfect for my 11th racing in Columbus ❤️
Q: Have you been to a high school reunion?
The guys looked way different, but not too much for the ladies.