5k to Start March

Sunday was one of those overcast, slightly rainy but still really wet days.  The ones that just make you want to curl up inside with a nice warm blanket and a good book.   We rarely get that in California, so I decided to take advantage of it.    Plus with my less than graceful self, I figured I would still manage to find a way to fall even if it wasn’t pouring.

Yesterday was actually a pretty good day, no Monday blues in sight.   I packed my stuff so that I could run right after work.   My first run in 7 days and a chance to test my new shoes.  A heavy marine layer had rolled in by the end of work, so I decided to turn the planned 4 miles into 3.  It was darker than I had hoped for, but even 3 is better than last week! rockview

The shoes were ok.  They definitely have more cushion than I am used to.   So much in fact, that I had troubles with the gas pedal on the way home.  :)    The right shoe still feels abnormally loose but I am hoping I can adjust.   Overall my legs felt good, maybe a little too good because my pace was faster than it should have been.   The only thing that really annoyed me during my was that my belt kept sliding down.  I had to yank it back up every half mile. 3-3-14

I finished a little over a 5k and then forced myself to walk around the block again as a cool down before stretching out.  I am trying to be smarter now.  Anyone want to place bets on how long that lasts?   Tonight, I packed my stuff for the gym but did not want to run, I wanted to give my legs a break since yesterday was less than easy.   I told myself I would do a few miles on the stationary bike.  But I was totally looking for an excuse not to go, and it came!  I ended up staying another hour at work with IT.  Thanks pesky computers!

sunset3After driving home, I did complete a stretching program and some push ups.  I attempted a plank or 2 but that was just an epic fail.  :)   I am planning on a few more miles tomorrow but haven’t decided when or where yet.   So this brings my total for the Around the World Running Blog Relay to a spectacular 5k.  Woo hoo!!!!

I had a minor panic attack today when I checked my Facebook feed.  There was a post reminding me that I only have 18 days until Wine Country Half.  Yikes!!!!  I’m not ready!!!!  I need to get my training back on track, not only for this but for the SLO Marathon weekend too.   Where did the time go?   There is a 5K race that I was going to run on Saturday but I am on the fence.  It’s kind of pricey for a local 5k and I need to do a long, slow run.  I have to decide by tomorrow because that is the last day to register.  Decisions, decisions.

While today may have been National Pancake day, I did not have pancakes today.  :(  However, I did have breakfast for dinner- scrambled eggs and cinnamon rolls.  So yummy.

I still have a discount code for the SLO Marathon,anyone want to come join me?

Who ate pancakes today?

How did everyone’s week start?

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