Me with my neighbor, best mother runner, Paula just before the run started.
So back in January, I had time to read through my running club newsletter. I had seen in the past that they host a challenge and they are doing it again this year. The challenge is to complete 8 of 9 races they host starting in January and ending in November. (They host and sponsor many races, there are 9 specific races to choose from for this challenge!). I got out my calendar and there was only a conflict with the November race!!!! I was in!!!!!
So Saturday April 5, was the first of the races/runs in this challenge. It was tough but I had my Best Running Friend with me every step of the way.
*Side note: I started physical therapy on my hip/leg last week. If you didn't know, I pulled something in my butt last summer. I vowed, in February, to get it figured out and found a place...FINALLY! So I am doing my exercises and the therapist adjusted something in my right hip, that I probably messed up on Saturday!
I have always said that you learn something at every race. This time I relearned that I really need to follow a training plan! Paula was kind enough to stay with me for the entire race, we crossed the finish together- IT WAS AWESOME! Then we had to crawl up a hill and hobble back to our car! We are both sore still today. Lesson learned by both of us.
For not training and being injured, I am proud to say we finished in 2 hours and 11 minutes. And I have my first run of the challenge completed! Woo hoo!!!!!!