So, I have to be completely honest. I chose not to run the Holy Half Marathon at Notre Dame today. I really wanted to do it and even got the day off of work (which is a BIG deal for me, the girl who has had 1 or 2 days off since Christmas). Then I was looking at information about the race and saw that the awards ceremony was only two and a half hours after the starting time, which seemed a little odd, considering I probably wouldn't be able to run fast enough to make it in a half an hour. So I looked at the results from last year's race. The last place finisher finished in a faster time than my own PR. I made the decision that I wouldn't want to finish last. I know that it's okay to be last and that someone has to be the last finisher, but that combined with my lack of training in the last few weeks because of school... I decided it would be best for me to pass on the race this time. It would have been nice to be able to run, but I need to train more before I actually run a half marathon. Disappointing, but that's reality.
However, there's a 10k in Roanoke next weekend that I'm going to do. It will be on Saturday. A 10k is much more feasible than a half marathon right now and I'll be in Fort Wayne anyways to work... like every other weekend of my life. Anyhow, I'm excited to do it.
Today's run went okay. I ran with Katherine & we took it fairly easily. The weather is wonderful for a run. I wore my new running shorts and was comfortable with the temperature. We ran a little over four and a half miles. My legs aren't used to running as much as they have been, which is disappointing, but I'm honestly going to have a lot more time after this week is over. It's hard being in the last semester and working as much as I do. I didn't expect it to be like this at all. So yes, I was a little sore, but it was a good run.
I'm so thankful that winter is over and that my treadmill days are winding down for the year. I'm going to try to only use the treadmill when I'm short on time... like tomorrow because I have classes and work from 9-3, followed by night class at 6:30. My time is always limited on Mondays, unfortunately.
I'm looking forward to doing a 10k Saturday. It'll be nice to be able to race again.
Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 257.55 miles/158 days
To go: 742.45 miles/207 days