You may be wondering what all of these numbers mean. George and I just got back from a 16 day, 3519 mile road trip in which we spent about 60 hours driving to 6 cities and crossing 11 states. It was an awesome adventure. There was amazing food, so I need to work extra hard over the next 10 or so weeks leading up to the WVA Spartan Trifecta (I added some mass to this body of mine). I completed three 5Ks on the journey, 2 as races and 1 walking with a friend in Oklahoma City. And we walked 50,000 miles plus in JUST Austin and New Orleans!!!!
As of today, I have completed 46 5Ks. I am on track to complete 100 or more this year!
While the Great American River Run 5K in Memphis wasn’t a PR for me, it was close. The weather was so hot and humid. It’s my best AG finish to date, BY FAR. I finished 9th of 52. I chalk this up to the fact that there was also a half marathon and the “good” runners were in that race. And, I was in a city that isn’t quite the fitness city that Charlottesville is. But I guess it’s still bad ass that I finished in the top 10 in my age group.
I completed this 5K in Oklahoma City with one of my oldest friends. I’m so proud of her because she has Fibromyalgia, so walking can be painful and exhausting for her, but we finished this 5K and she felt pretty good afterwards. Fibromyalgia isn’t well understood, which means there aren’t effective treatments, so I am glad she was having a good day. She asked that I make the donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.
I completed this 5K “race” with George and his step-daughter Eliza. It’s the first race George completed and I’m so proud of him. We chose a walking pace for most of the race because we thought there would be food along the way. George isn’t a runner and I didn’t want to risk an injury to him on vacation, but we did run a bit at the start and at the end of the race and managed to finish in under an hour (I forgot to stop my watch until several seconds after the end of the race). Eliza asked that I make a donation to Austin Farm Sanctuary.
I am returning to my personal trainer tomorrow after 20 days off and having gained 5 lbs on vacation. It’s going to be rough, so I went to the gym today to help prepare myself. I completed a 5K today in a Spartan type manner. I ran some, walked some and put some lifting and cross training between the laps at the gym. I’ve ensured that I will be sore tomorrow so that my return to the personal trainer will be even more pleasant:
P.S. I made a donation to the International Rescue Committee for the 5K that Yaneth and I did before I left for vacation. She was unsure of where she wanted the donation made, so I decided for her. 🙂
As always, if you feel inspired, consider making a donation to one of the charities we are supporting, or ask to do a 5K with me!
Here’s to getting back to it, y’all!!!