Remember back on New Year's Eve when I listed some goals? One of those goals was to try to do one race per month all year long.
I did the Frosty 5K on New Year's Day. I did the (whatever it was called) 5 mile one in February. And now it's March.
I just registered myself and the girls to do a 5K on St. Patrick's Day. I had mentioned it to them a couple of weeks back since it happens to fall on a weekend that I have all of the kids, and they were totally into the idea. The Dude has already graciously agreed to keep track of the boys while us girls are out running (walking/jogging in my case)...
Of course, with Sarah being the sprinter that she is, she'll do the whole thing at a dead run and not even break a sweat. Emily will be a little slower but will still have fun with it.
I did the one on New Year's Day in 42:29, and I believe that my best time in a 5K so far is 41:43. I would like to beat that, but I've been lazy and haven't been training. So for the next 10 days, that's going to be my focus - and maybe that will also help to pull me out of this slump that I've been in for the past few days.
Although I do have to say that I did get a ton of laundry done today, so I'm not feeling like so much of a lump anymore....
Tomorrow, I get started training for real. I'm planning on going out while Daniel is at school in the morning, although it might be interesting with the brutal winds that we've been having the past few days. Hopefully by the time I get done, I'll still be able to walk.
Probably should take some ibuprofen tonight as a preemptive strike.