I went to yoga Monday and Thursday last week for the first time in about 2 months so I was thrilled but very - VERY sore. Especially my legs because me and my big mouth requested balancing on Thursday..... *headdesk*.
Then Friday I was up late baking a wedding cake and cupcake for a tiny wedding that was at my house on Saturday.
Well when I got up on Saturday my legs were tight to say the least but the weather was nice so I got dressed and Niqui picked me up. It was funny when we got down to the 5k I overheard a lot of people asking who had been there last year in the ice storm. I was happy to see my friend Danielle who just ran a marathon so I was excited to hear all about it. She and I started run at the same time and she is a machine! The sun came out so I was bummed I didnt have sunglasses but we headed out. I noticed right away that breathing was hard and my legs were like lead. I honestly felt like it was one of the first 5ks I did last year. I was trying so hard not to get discouraged but it was not working I will not lie. Then just after the first mile my feet started to hurt. First the neuromas and then the side where I hurt it. I took a few walk breaks, each one hurting my ego just a little bit more. Even thought I promised myself I would not do that I just couldn't help it. I was pleasantly surprised when I turned the last corner at 3 miles when I saw that I was going to hit close to 34 minutes. That is pretty much the high end of my average 5k time. I kicked it up to besure I did not hit 35 minutes. The coral at the end was packed. It drives me MAD when people hang out in the end chute and I can't get out. I also had that "I am about to puke" feeling for a second and I was afraid I would vomit on someone but once I got water it passed. I then met up with Danielle again...she of course was done for like 10 minutes by this point LOL. I waited for Niqui since this was her second 5k ever and she was nervous. I saw her coming and yelled to look up and smile and I got an awesome picture of her!!!
|She took a full 40 seconds off her 1st 5k time!! WOO HOO!! Awesome!|
277 15/24 121/191 GIGI BECKER 39 F SO HUNTINGTON NY 34:25 11:05
UGH my first official age 39
I headed home, showered, wrapped my foot and started setting up for the wedding. It was so sweet and special and the dinner was at Ciao Baby in Commack after. If you are from Long Island you KNOW how good that place is.....OMG! I tried not too eat too much cheese and oil since I had an early 5k on Sunday.
Sunday was the Freaky 5k in Wantagh. I was meeting up with Jogging Jawa and the lovely Purple. I had wanted to dress up as "Purple" not the girl but the color in honor of the girl today so I put on my purple calf sleeves, shorts and bondi band. My best purple shirt I got from a virtual run put on by Run with Jess was either dirty or since I wear it so much it just stinks and since I did not even try them yet I decided not to try my new Brooks Pure Flow.
|l-r Lorena, Purple and Me|
|I am such a proud mama bear <3 Dont mind the ice pack and mess by my foot LOL|
|Hundreds of tiny safety pins, earbuds and my Garmin.|
|2 banana peels, a banana, ice pack, 2 waters, race bib, race shirt and a stinger waffle.|