What a crazy last few days. Phew!
Because the fourth of July lands on a Sunday this year, Winona Lake is holding of the festivities today, on the third of July. The kick-off was a 5k race. Since the start was less than half a mile from my house, I couldn’t say no to the local race (and yet another free tshirt 🙂
Another “Woo-hoo! We’re running a race!” photo. I like these bunches.
Honestly, guys. This race didn’t go so well. And I’m kinda bummed about that. My time was about 3-4 minutes slower than I expected it to be. Post-half marathon, I’ve continued running, but it’s been lazy running. It’s been running a bit, but when I get the least bit tired, my brain shuts down and so I walk for a bit. When I feel better, I start running again, only to stop and walk again in a bit. I don’t have any endurance (mental or physical). “Train hard; racy easy.” I certainly haven’t been training hard, so this race was coming my way.
All that said, I think I’m going to revamp my triathlon aspirations for this year. Instead of jumping way out there to do an olympic tri (which, at this point, I would merely survive, not conquer), I’m going to find a sprint tri and train for consistency in the tri and speed in my shorter runs.
To console myself, I got a coffee and a blueberry scone from the bakery. I heart the bakery. They make whole wheat scones and muffins. And use real butter. And refuse to use HFCS. And the fact that I got a blueberry scone straight out of the oven makes it even better. Warm. Yummy. BLUEBERRIES. Happiness. How did you start off your holiday weekend? Are you celebrating today? Or tomorrow?