First and foremost, go check out my feature on Skinny Runner. Talk about excitement on a Monday morning!
Also, thanks for eveyone's suggestions on foam rollers. It definitely helped and I am going to be shopping for one today!
So since I crammed in all of my runs PLUS a long run into five days in a row last week, I decided to take Saturday and Sunday off to give the ol legs a rest. Although, I'm not sure how much a rest they got, since I bought ANOTHER pair of heels to wear to work all weekend. Hey, how can you possibly say no to these...
Shoes from Ninewest
After a weekend of rest on the legs, I wasready to get some running in this morning. I woke you to the boyfriend's alarm at 745 and was out the door runnin...literally! :)
I did an easy 4 miles at about an 8:30 pace. Its weird because everyone talked about the altitude being different and effecting my running when I moved. But when I run I can't really tell much of a difference (as far as being short of breath, tiring faster, etc.) but I am a little bit slower here! My races have been off by almost a whole minute! And usually at home, I can run about a 7:45 pace. Maybe its just me though.
Speaking of races, I did one here a couple of weeks ago called Jodi's Race for Awareness. It was really fun and because I always take really horrible and hilarious race photos, I thought I might share a few :)
Concentrating hard on that finish line!
Im embarrassed to even show this one...I mean, I didn't even know I was capable of making a face like that! Way to go race photographer for capturing me at my finest :)
I also managed to get my first race injury...and not from running the race, but from jogging back to my car like a complete idiot. See?
It was actually a pretty rough trip on some gravel and would not stop bleeding! So, I couldnt make it back to the awards ceremony because I was bleeding all over the place! When I got home I checked the results and I ended up finishing in 24:16 and got 3rd place in my age group and 8th female overall. They were also nice enough to mail me this:
I love it when the race directors are nice enough to send awards if you didn't make it to the awards ceremony. There have been so many races that I have not received my award from!
So now that my run is finished for the day, my breakfast has been consumed, and my blog is updated, I am ready to start the day! Today is my day off from work, so it looks like I will be doing some housewife duties like grocery shopping, laundry, and cleaning! Better get to it.
Hope everyone has a great Monday!
Have you ever gotten a bad injury from a race?
Do you usually take GREAT race photos, or do most of yours come out looking like mine?!