There hasn’t been a lot of short distance racing this year, but I tried a new-to-me 10 k this weekend. I’m usually traveling this time of year since it’s right around our anniversary, but this year we front loaded most of our travel in the first half of the year. Except for a teeny escape next weekend.
- Monday: Dogwalk, DM HIIT
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, DM Booty, YFPR Knees
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy, YFPR Knees
- Friday: Dogwalk, JY Run Your Core
- Saturday: Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k (with lots of walking)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, DM Balance
Mileage: 14 (+8)
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On an Indian Summer Fall day, I headed out for an easy 4 mile run in the afternoon. The first 3 miles were actually a pretty good pace; then I picked up Bandit and took it easy since it’s been a long time since he’s run with me.
Another afternoon run, although my legs felt heavy and sluggish. Thursday is a busy meeting/errand day, so that’s probably why. I did the first mile+ with Bandit because I wanted to do strides at the end, with a race coming up this weekend. So Bandit got 2 runs this week.
I ran this with a lot of the Wineglass girls. Sort of. I also went with another friend, and neither of us had done the race before nor did we know the park it’s held in well. Let’s just say that the volunteer didn’t do a great job directing us, and we had a long walk to the start (and we weren’t even sure where the heck that was!).
So we just barely saw them before the start of the race. I didn’t see Darlene until afterwards. I lined up a bit further in front than my other friends, and chatted up several of the runners around us, one who was doing her first 5k (the 5k and 10k starts together) and another that had just done Wineglass, too, and was wearing the race top.
Thanks to Darlene I knew the second half of the race was hilly — yup — and I haven’t run a 10k, other than the winter series (free supported long runs) in 3 years! But yes, it was a PR. Kind of . . . you’ll have to wait til Tuesday for the full report.
Favorites of the week
Always nice to run a race with so many friends in attendance. I have to also give a shout out to the Skirtsports Wonder Wool tee — seriously, it wicks so good. If it weren’t for my sports bra, you’d never even know that I’d run a race. Another home run from Skirtsports! Now I just need me a wool sports bra — they do make them, although sadly not Skirtsports. Not yet, anyway. While I am a Skirtsports Ambassador, I don’t make any money if you buy using my links.
I was going to link up for #fashionfriday but never got around to it. But I do love these camo jeans from Gap (on sale now, not an affiliate but really, I should be!).
Last but not least, I finally got my hair cut! It’s been far too long. And my hair was far too long, too. Decided to grow out my bangs for a little change. I probably won’t like it; I’ve done it before and I always go back to bangs, but there’s not really much I can change about my hair unless I go really short, which I don’t want to do.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Ever tried a wool sports bra?
Favorite holiday race?
How did you get moving this weekend?