February is quickly approaching, and that means one thing: My good friend Stacy and I are running the Love 'Em or Leave 'Em 5K race in Seattle on February 9th, 2013! This will be our very first race of the new year, and I'm very excited about it!
I'm especially excited for this race, because it has given me a specific goal to train for. That last 5k race Stacy and I completed was in July I believe. Over the Christmas holiday break, I took almost 3 whole weeks off from running--YIKES!!! But I ran last night for the first time since Christmas, and I gotta tell you that I felt great! I'm very sore today, which was to be expected, but I was able to run for 35 minutes, which I was not expecting. I figured I would only be able to run for about 15 minutes or so, since it was my first time back in awhile. So I think this 5K race will go just fine and it's always good for me to have a motivating reason to get out there and run, especially when the weather is rainy and dreary ALL THE TIME, like it is here in Seattle in winter.
I just want to stay inside by the fireplace and drink gallons of coffee, but I've got a race to train for!
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