I hadn’t yet experienced a terrible race until this past Saturday’s Market Square Day 10k. Yes, your races really suck if you don’t really train for them.
Yesterday, I ran the UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon, my very first half marathon. Even though I put in the training and hit all my long runs, I still can’t believe I did it.
Yeah, it’s been almost a month since I run this race, and I’m finally getting around to writing about it! This was seriously the best race I’ve ever run, both in terms of PR (yeah, I totally smashed my previous one) and in terms of sheer fun. I loved running this race last year, but […]
Last year, I started a new Thanksgiving tradition – running a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning! I ran it proudly and felt so happy that I got up and ran in freezing cold temperatures. So, this Thanksgiving, I ran it again. I loved the feeling of running first thing in the morning so I could […]
So, guess what I did on Saturday? That’s right, I ran a sub-30 minute 5k!!! I ran the Jingle Bell 5k here in Portsmouth and crossed the finish line at 29:27, beating my previous PR by 40 seconds. Awesome. I’m not sure what else to say about this race, except that it was small, about […]
I recall thinking, after running the Great Island 5k two weeks ago, that I’d need to postpone my dreams of a sub-30 minute 5k to 2014, as no way could I run a fast (for me) 5k so soon after my ankle healing. After yesterday’s race, that goal is alive and well. I awoke yesterday […]
First 5k since July? Check. First 5k since my injury? Double check. First time I’ve run more than 2 miles since September 17th? Yes. Triple check. Today I ran the Great Island 5k in New Castle, NH. Some of my training runs take place on the road from Portsmouth to New Castle, so I’m familiar […]
Growing up, I wasn’t very athletic. I dreaded PE – I was always one of the last picked for teams – and I didn’t really play much outside as I grew into my teens. I did, however, like to run. Every fall, every student in my middle school took a cross country unit, culminating in […]
My ankle in its lovely cast. Hopefully it helps. Well, it’s official. I’ve sprained my ankle. Bummer. Thankfully it’s only a mild sprain – the doctor told me to not run for 3-5 days and to wear a brace. He also gave me a printout of ankle exercises to do when I start feeling better. […]
I was so excited about my training and so excited about my runs last week. Then, Wednesday happened. I ran Tuesday night as I usually do. I pushed myself a little harder than usual, but nothing incredibly out of the ordinary for me. I walked home with my legs a bit sore, again, as usual. […]