Yesterday Adam and I decided to register for the Fort Lauderdale 5K, which is the day after Valentine’s Day. You know what they say about the couple that runs together … : )
Despite the fact that Adam only uses running as cross training for MMA he still runs much faster than me so we probably won’t actually run together. I love knowing that he’ll be waiting at the finish line for me though.
We haven’t run a 5K together since last February when we both ran our very first 5K (Color Me Rad).
I honestly can’t believe it’s only been a year since I crossed that first finish line. I feel like I’ve been running my whole life!
I spend quite a few hours each week running and I’m trying to figure out what I did with all that “free” time before?! Oh yeah, I think I watched a lot of TV and spent mindless hours on FB.
Last night was a cross training day for me. I just took it really light with some intervals on the stationary bike.
The treadmills are in front of the bikes and this is what I saw:
Yep, this guy was about to run barefoot on the treadmill. I’ve honestly never seen that before! I know barefoot running is supposed to be great for strengthening your feet, but I have never seen anyone do it in a gym! It kind of grosses me out. Luckily that is NOT *my* treadmill (the one to his right is my treadmill).
Oh, I also found out my bib # and corral placement for the Princess Half! I will be bib #5986 which puts me in corral I (they go A – P).
This is about where I expected to be since I signed up immediately after registration opened but I did NOT submit a proof of time. I wish I was up at least one more corral but I don’t think my corral will be too bad.
Image credit: facebook.com/rundisney
This will be by far the biggest running event I’ve ever been a part of … almost 19,000 people! That’s so crazy! I’m really looking forward to the energy that I’m sure will be radiating out on this course.
Have you ever been part of a really, really big race? What was it like?
Do you prefer big or small races?