It's me, your horribly truant blogger!!
I feel terrible for not updating since, uh Boston 2014 pretty much. I think of you guys all the time and tried to will myself to post but in the end I succumbed to: slacker-itis. Also, I became a Master! So maybe I'm just forgetful now? haha
But fear no more. I am going to keep you up to date on my current training, successes and fails. Even if it's short. Because it's good stuff lately!
I know pictures rock so I'll try to go through 4 months in photos.
|Start of summer 2014 in North Carolina|
|YES, it's hot in the Carolina's. I refuse to acclimate.|
|I try to beat the heat and get up by 4:30am 7 days a week.|
|I run hills in the dark at times. THAT sucks!|
So I nailed down a little fitness with the help of my new coach. He deserves his own blog post. I hate to throw him in the middle of my sweaty photos so hold tight on that!
I decided after years of not racing anything under a half to throw myself to the dogs. I did 5k's, 10k's, 15k's…track races…I wanted to flush out the fear of the shorter stuff. So I went on a racing binge for 5 weeks. IT. WAS. FUN!
|18:44 July 2014|
|Hey, it's been YEARS. I didn't get the memo about no iPod in a 5k. lol|
|4th of July. 10k turned 12k.|
Then I got on board for probably the BEST race EVA! Boilermaker 2014 in Utica NY. It's the largest 15k road race I believe in the country, if not the world. I think it was close to 14,000 runners. I placed 4th Master, 4th American, 20th female, 200th runner overall. This was the course:
|Top 4 Masters. Olympian Jen Rines, far left|
|No caption needed. The Godfather of Masters Running Kevin Castille.|
|The start of Boilermaker. I. have. balls.|
|58 minutes later, the finish is right there! July 2014|
So until now, the summer was rocking! But I had to throw in one more race. So I did the USATF Masters Championships 5000 on the track. My first track race ever. It was fun. I did it for the experience more so than the time. I was 6 days off Boilermaker and kinda fried. I ran the same time as my 3 other 5k's in the previous weeks. 18:44.
|I'm in the yellow top with my very own chase pack while in 2nd place before getting my ass handed to me.|