This weekend I sort of got back into the groove of running. After napping Thursday afternoon instead of running, I headed out Friday morning for a peaceful hilly run. I did one of my favorite routes which is down the road, then into a private neighborhood on a golf course. I just love to run by the big beautiful houses and see the golfers out on the course. I had some emotions running through me, so my run was a little bit too fast.
5.23 miles/41:00/7:51 pace
Friday night I had kickball again and we had a double header for the game that was canceled last week due to weather. The second game started late, around 8:30pm, and we were playing in the dark which was quite tricky! Saturday morning, I once again awoke to sore muscles and went for a 3 mile slow run to try and loosen up my legs.
3.06 miles/25:44/8:25 pace
Sunday Brian and I headed to the Zoo for the Jungle Jog 5k. My legs were experiencing the second day soreness and I was actually glad I was not going to race because I didn't think I could move fast. It was hard though and I even started to sub-consciously scope out the other girls. I ran with Brian the whole way and just enjoyed the course. We ran around the park that surrounds the zoo and then through the zoo. As we passed the Polar Bears area, I saw the bear sitting there looking at all the runners going by. He had the funniest look on his face, as if he was wondering where everyone was going so fast and why weren't they stopping to look at him!!
Brian and I finished the 5k in 26:01 and 26:02 respectively and it was a lot of fun to run with him. Brian did not feel the same - he said that he doesn't want me to run with him any more because I make him feel slow. (Plus when I saw the Polar bear I may have started going faster because I was excited...opps!)
This morning I headed out for another 3 miles and my legs felt ultra dead. Maybe it is because there are so many hills around me! No matter what direction I go, its uphill!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!