|Some of the Trinity running crew|
Saturday I ran the Rebuilding Together 5k It was a small local race put on by a friend of mine. Which meant that I knew over half of the people who were running...no pressure.;)
My goal time: 23:30 for a new PR. I was pretty confident it would happen. I had put in the training including the dreaded speed work and it was a flat, fast course. I was familiar with the course and have run part of it several times on training runs. So I knew what to expect as far as the course was concerned. The weather was set to be cool, crisp, and sunny. Perfect for running.
Saturday morning I woke up with a little chest congestion...I NEVER get sick. I thought about taking something, but my body doesn't really "do" medication very well. Plus, I figured it would clear up once I got up and moving.
I ran the race okay. I never really felt like I was in the groove. I could not get my breathing under control and by mile 2 my lungs were on fire! I slowed my pace for about a 1/2 mile and then picked it back up. I figured I was going to feel crappy either way so I might as well put it all in!
I finished with a new PR of 24:10. First in AG and 14th over all out of 114. Not bad. A year ago I would have been turning flips from excitement, but I know what I'm capable of now.
Hubby said I shouldn't have even run with chest congestion. I have no idea..I have never had chest congestion since I've been a runner so I'll have to look into it.
Sunday I had a 12 miler on my training plan. Woke up to run at 5am feeling worse. I'm thankful I serve a God who heals.~1 Peter 2:24"... by His wounds you have been healed." I took a few minutes before I got out of bed to pray and thank God.
As I was putting my running shoes on and wishing I was still in bed, I had to tell myself.."I'm a runner, this is what we do."
Needless to say, it was a loooooong 12 miles I finished in 1:59 and was ready to crash. I rested pretty well the rest of the day. We have church in the morning and the evening, so I got a nice long nap in between services.
Today is I have an easy 5 miles on the training schedule. Still have a little chest congestion but it actually feels a lot better today. The weather has finally cooled off enough for me to resume my lunch runs, which means, I can sleep an extra 2hrs in the morning!!
Hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather!!What is on your exercise agenda today?
Grace and peace,