2017 was another running year. I ran more virtual events than ever before. I spent my 40th birthday run/jog/walking a half marathon at Disneyland. I wore my fitbit, of course. But, I switched my focus from 10,000 steps a day to concentrating on the number of miles I ran. My plantar fasciitis was still a bit of an annoyance. But, it was better than in
Saturday was the first race of the Star Wars Rebel Challenge at Disneyland. It was a 10K, which at this point, is my favorite distance. It’s more challenging than a 5K. But not near as challenging as a half marathon. I still feel fairly new to running. I’ve actually not run many 10K’s and the next day would only be my 3rd half marathon. So,
Saturday I completed my first run event of 2016. It was a 10K hosted by Oregon Road Runners Club. It rained for weeks, then school was out for the holidays, so the majority of my training was on the elliptical throughout December. I was unsure how this run would go since it had been awhile since my running shoes actually hit pavement. But, I did
I have taken a step back on running this summer and have been concentrating instead on getting in at least 10,000 steps a day according to my fitbit. However, I signed up for my 2nd half marathon. Eek! My goal when I started running was to finish a half marathon. I’m ecstatic that I enjoyed that accomplishment enough to go for it again.
To train & keep me motivated for my first half marathon in May, I signed up for another 10K. Honestly, there’s not much to say about the run. The weather was nice, which can be rare around here in February, so that was a bonus. It was a 5K course that the 10Kers ran twice. At the end I did get a nice looking medal.
This was my first organized race in 5 months. Although I took a break from running in December, I went right back to it in January beginning to train for my first half marathon in May. So I thought I was prepared to run this 10K. I absolutely underestimated the hills on this course. They were real killers. I finished with an ok time, but