Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Here’s what I’m thinking about today…
Yesterday was my second week volunteering with a Couch to 5k program for women who are survivors of domestic violence.
This relates to yesterday’s post about being judgmental. For the past two sessions, the women have been newbie runners and not very competitive. They were so excited to have finished a 5k race. So I used to run before or after the group run to keep up my training pace.
I assumed that this session would be the same. The women last week were more enthusiastic. This week, however, there were two new women. I was paired up with one. Well, she has run before and she is fast. In fact, this will be a good workout for me. And the other new woman was even faster. She may have been an elite runner in her country.
She doesn’t speak English well but guess where she is from??
Woo Hoo! We were both thrilled to be able to speak French together. Mine is a little rusty but I did teach high school French for 22 years!
So far we are only running 1 1/2 minutes at a time but I think I will not be able to slack off this session.
I race every weekend. But I do not have one scheduled this weekend. It feels so strange that I almost signed up for one in Saratoga on Saturday.
Luckily Denise (Judy‘s friend) will run 10 miles with me on Sunday for my last long run before my half marathon.
I will try to refrain from running that 5k. (No promises.)
- Tennis Elbow
The good: it doesn’t affect my running. The bad: it’s not any better. But like any athlete, I took ibuprofen, taped it and wore a band and then played tennis.
The good: it didn’t affect my tennis. The bad: it’s not any better.
I am walking EVERYDAY!! I started out with a 100 mile goal but I upped it to a lofty 400.
I usually walk to the park (with a stop at Starbucks). Yesterday, I walked to the library to return a book.
- Next Half Marathon
It’s on April 24 (in 10 days) and I am not really stressing about it. Is it because it’s #19? Or because I know the route and it is very HILLY. Sometimes it’s a relief to know that you will not get a PR.
I plan to enjoy the race. I hope that it is nice weather and I can hang out by the lake afterwards.
The picture below is the view from the start & finish line (in 2011).
Happy Running! What’s on your mind today?