Hi friends! Lots of excitement over here – this afternoon I’m flying up to Boston to join in on the fun at the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival! As you know, I’m doing the “Hat Trick” which is a 5k and a 10k on Saturday (essentially back to back), and a half marathon on Sunday. I’ll be back next week to share a recap, but until then, you can see what I’m up to/if I survive on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
My plan for these races is twofold: 1) keep the pace in check, especially during the earlier races (it’s so tempting to race 5ks… must not burn out my legs!), and 2) have FUN! It’s kind of liberating to be going into a race weekend not caring at all what times I finish in. This is all about celebrating running and I can’t wait for the challenge! I was invited to the event courtesy of Runner’s World and will be there with a team of fellow running bloggers. It’s a great group full of many familiar and a few new faces, and I can’t wait to meet/see everyone! I’m also really excited because Runner’s World is taking us all to the original November Project tomorrow morning – I’ll probably take it a little easy on the hill running, but can’t wait to join in on the fun regardless!
On the fitness front this week, I kept things nice and low key in preparation for my run-tastic weekend. On Monday, I met up with my friend Karen for a post-work walking date at 6 p.m. down on the mall. Gorgeous night for it! I <3 friend walking dates – such a fun way to catch up.
On Tuesday morning, I got in a nice 30 minute swim. Love swimming as a compliment to running – it’s a great way to stretch out your legs and the water pressure is nice if you’re sore at all, too. I don’t think my hair is loving the chlorine as much as I am, though – I might need to pick up some UltraSwim – I used to use that stuff all the time back in my swim team days… glad to see it still exists!
Wednesday was a total rest day, and this morning was another swim – 40 minutes this time. Please note my awesome broken goggles. Any recommendations for goggles that are good for people with really narrow nose bridges? All the other goggles I’ve tried are too wide at the nose and let water in, and I can’t remember where I got this super old pair!
No yoga lately because my knee was still bothering me from my bike crash two weeks ago (table top pose was not happening since the front of my knee was super bruised). I was getting a little worried it was more than a bruise, but I’m happy to say that it’s feeling much better now and just about back to 100% normal. Hoping it doesn’t give me any problems this weekend!
I’m off to finish packing (aka pack an entire suitcase full of running clothes only) and to finish up some work before I fly north. Have a wonderful weekend, friends, and hope to see some of you in Boston!
How was your week of workouts?