I had hoped to have my cross training ideas post ready for you today, but I’m still working on it. Today is a non-running day for me which means I’ll be thinking about XT all day and will definitely wrap that up! 🙂
Last night a cold front rolled into town and we dipped back down into the 60s which meant I had a pretty spectacular run!
Just three easy miles down to the beach and back at sunset.
Because the weather was so nice (and I left work a little early), I had energy and time to go for another couple of miles, but I’m taking this “reset” thing seriously. I know I will have some hard workouts coming up once 5K training begins so I need to really let my body rest and get ready for that.
Right now I’m trying to figure out when I am going to do my PAWS virtual 5K race. Lizzy kicked things off last week knocking out a personal best and finishing in 23:49!!
So, clearly I have no hope for beating her ;).
Congrats Lizzy and a big thank you to the following runners who have joined the race:
- Hanna from The Millennial Next Door, an AmeriCorps alum who also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and traveled to El Salvador to build a home for a deserving family. Last year Hanna made her marathon debut with a killer 4:01 finishing time and she’s just started training for her second marathon! She also has a couple of fluffy kitties!
- Ali from Hit the Ground Running was one of the very first run bloggers I started following back in early 2013! She is an exceptional writer (even her text messages are grammatically correct), a total inspiration and she has the cutest bird I’ve ever seen named Archie!
As for me, I think I’m going to run my virtual 5K on or around March 11th.
The deadline for registering for the PAWS virtual race is March 10th and all races must be completed by March 20th, so I’ll just be slipping in before the deadline!
If you want to register, you can do so HERE :).
Have a great day!
PS: The high today is only 61 degrees (with lows in the 30s!!!!) and I’ve just realized I don’t even own a sweater, a long sleeved shirt or a heavy jacket! WHAT SHOULD I DO besides drink a lot of hot tea? Send help! #SOS
– My Portland Marathon finisher shirt is long-sleeved but I don’t think I can wear it to work….