Saturday's race was also on asphalt, and I'm still leery of doing too much running on hard surfaces, but once again, stretching and warming up really helped. I didn't feel any shin or knee pain at all, but wasn't happy to see the small hills scattered through the course. Still, adding hills give you a good workout, so even if I didn't get a personal best out of the deal, it got me out there and moving, and that's never a bad thing.
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After doing that 5K Saturday morning, I did another 5K on the treadmill later in the afternoon at an even slower pace. I had a weekend L4L goal to meet (30,000 steps over the two days), and knew Sunday was going to be a little busier with church activities both morning and evening, so wanted to get more than halfway to goal on Saturday. I made my goal and then some without compromising worship time, so calling the weekend a win all the way around. I thank God each day for every step that I'm able to take; He deserves all the praise and glory.
There are lots more races coming up within driving distance, but I haven't narrowed down which I'll enter yet. Money is always an issue so I need to be smart and choose those that I really want to do and which are worth the entry fee. I probably should limit myself to one race per month, but will see how that plays out.
Lots of ideas for future blog posts, so stick around! As I mentioned in my opener, I'm anxious to cover some race tips for both runners and coordinators, to help their race be a better experience for all. I'll also be doing some product reviews for fitness gear and tech stuff that I really like, and would love to hear about your favorites too.
~ Marie Anne