While many runners were gearing up for the MCM marathon last weekend or readying for NYC this weekend, I was having a fabulous time at a hometown local 5 K race.
This past Sunday I participated in the Monster Dash 5k and had an absolute blast. It had been a while since I’d done a 5k race and I had absolutely no pace goals at all. What?? Yes true, no pace goal at all! You see, after nursing plantar fasciitus all spring and summer, I have slowly built my longer runs back up with no foot pain. I know that building my pace and distances back slowly is the only way I can stay injury free.
As you all know, sitting on the sidelines is no fun at all and I do not plan on doing that again anytime soon. Back to goals-my goal for Sunday was simply to JUST RUN & HAVE FUN. Wow that fact alone took off all the pressure and anxiety I often feel before a race.
In fact I was so relaxed that I started the weekend off Friday night with our new monthly Happy Hour Beer Run. I never run at night and never would have gone if I was doing a “real race”.
This was a costume race so naturally I went with super girl :). If you are looking for a running costume, there are tons on Etsy that are very reasonably priced.
I love how the cape was blowing! I was fortunate enough to meet up with my MRTT friend, Laura, who is nursing her own injury, and was running with her little cutie today. The look of love and joy on both of their faces was priceless. JUST RUN & HAVE FUN
I also “ran” into one of the girls on my Girls on The Run team who was running today’s 5k to practice for our actual 5k in 4 weeks. I LOVE THAT! How inspiring that the girls are taking their training seriously and working towards their goals. I am just thrilled!
One of the many great things about Moms Run This Town is that you are pretty much guaranteed to bump into other members at races. Today I “ran” into 2 of the Chapter Leaders from another nearby chapter and had the opportunity to race with them. We chatted about our chapters and before we knew it, the finish line was before us. JUST RUN & HAVE FUN
JUST RUN & HAVE FUN
Do you ever race just for the “fun” of the run?