Monday, March 19, 2012

Health Class Run. Where's the Sun? Races are Fun :)

Today I had a timed 12 minute run for my health class inside in the gymnasium. Obviously it was horrible timing being right after a race, but I got through it. I didn't do as well as I did for the pre-test 10 weeks ago even though I've improved. My body protested, naturally. I didn't even expect to do well and 8:07 per mile was pretty good!  After the run, I walked for 30 minutes to shake out my legs.

I guess I don't have much to say today. My legs are sore after running again today. Earlier I was feeling pretty much fine, but I saw first-hand why you are supposed to take a rest day after an all-out effort. I'm exhausted! Tonight will be stretching, rolling and tomorrow will be a rest day for sure!

On another note, the weather sucks here in Northern Oregon! When it's not raining, it is socked in and cloudy, and we've been even getting a lot of snow flurries and hail. It was cool the first 2 days or so and now I'm just depressed. I. NEED. SUNSHINE. I'm pulling out my S.A.D. light. And I am more thankful now than ever that we have a treadmill.

On a positive note, I can't wait to find another race. They are so fun! I really don't have a lot of time to do them and I'm thankful when they are close-by but that doesn't really happen too often. I'm looking at possibly sneaking over to Portland with friends April 21st for the Earth Day 5K. I think that would be an overall fun event.

1 comment:

  1. A group of us are thinking of doing the 5k Color Run in get sprayed with a new color every km. I've got the race bug now..plan on running the whole thing next time for sure (with some real training first) ;)