Ok, I feel like such a slacker. I haven't posted a blog entry in days. I just get so dang busy. Also, I work with computers all day and sometimes, I just don't feel like staying on one all night as well! I have to make sure I comment on all my DM friends entries and that can take up to an hour sometimes. LOL
Anyway, I had a bad week last week. I did a long run the Sunday before and since I usually take Mon and Tue off, I though I'd have plenty of time to recoup. Instead, I ended up feeling poorly for a couple more days. The weather here has been brutal for this part of the country. The temps got down to the teens in some places. That and the fact that I didn't feel real good, keep me from running until last Fri.
I had a 5K race on Sat and did pretty well. I didn't post a new PR, but I did manage to take the Grand Master Award. The course had some pretty decent hills and since I wasn't 100%, my time was a bit off my average 5K time. Finished in 24.16. That's about 30s off my usual time.
This race was in a different town then where I live. It was about an hour down the road. It's kinda nice running some place different sometimes. A chance to meet new runners. There wasn't anyone from my area at this race. Anyway, I did just that. Got to meet some new people. It was a YMCA race and they put on a nice event. Great course and after party. Always like fruit after my races and they did a good job having plenty on hand. No complaints. Oh and the awards were awesome. The GM medal was sweet! Probably the best one I have seen for a 5K event.
Last Sunday I got in about 7.5 miles. Just didn't have the energy to push it any further. I wanted to get more in since I am running a 1/2 marathon on Jan 15th. Like I said earlier, I just didn't feel real great all that week. The Sunday before I managed to get in 12+ miles. I just have to make sure I have enough energy the day of my the race. I'll push for 13+ this coming Sunday.
I'll try to make sure I do better keeping up with this blog. Maybe not a post every day, but at least a few times a week.
My next race is a 4-miler at the Florabama Lounge on the Florida/Alabama line. It is an annual event and draws a good number of runners. If you're there, look for me.
Remember my friends, "Real athletes run, others just play games!".