As much as I try to make running an important part of my life…the truth is, I get distracted and it’s hard for me to keep it as a priority. To try and overcome distractions, I’ve decided to run at least one race a month. I love a good 5K, they are short and sweet…and attainable. I’ve done my fair share of 1/2 marathon training…and I get a bit overwhelmed by the distance I need to achieve. So, rather than focusing on such a LARGE goal, I’m going to focus on little goals. So, I’ll focus on 5Ks and maybe later this year, a 10K or 2.
This weekend I ran the Fangtastic 5K downtown. I was satisfied with my results, but think I can do much better with a little more dedication. I also did a few things different Saturday morning…like drinking coffee. I never eat or drink coffee before I run races…but this weekend I did. It was raining, and the race wasn’t until 10…so I figured I would be good to go. WRONG. I will never drink coffee before a race again. I could taste it and feel it the whole race. I definitely needed to eat something..but maybe a smaller snack next time. Like a banana and a bar or something similar.
I wasn’t able to snap any pictures before the race. I was rushing to get my number and take a few things back to the car before it started. It’s also hard to snap some pics when you are by yourself. I did capture a few post race pics. One after I changed out of my wet shirts, and one of my shirt and number:
Results: I came in 22 out of 149 in my age group with a time of 27:22. Will be looking to beat this time in future races!