Hey guys! I know it’s been awhile, I’m so sorry!! The end of the semester is always a crazy time for me. Teachers think it’s a great time to make everything due, add additional work, basically just try and make us go crazy! 2 weeks left until I am done with this semester and I couldn’t be happier (or busier). This summer I am going to try and make this blog my main priority sense I will only be working not going to school.
So as you may remember Savannah and I have been running a lot. We were training/just getting in shape for the Color Run we signed up for awhile ago. Well today was the day that we ran it! Well, I ran/walked and Savannah killed it running. I have been having a lot of pain below my knee and into my shin, originally I thought it was shin splints (I get those all the time) but I think it might be something else. Unfortunately I don’t have health insurance so I can’t get it checked out. Here was me the night before the race:
I had hoped to run the whole thing because last weekend I finally ran almost the full 3 miles but the race had tons of hills and I’m just not in that kind of shape yet. 😦 Anyways, it was Savannah’s first 5k EVER so I was super excited for her to experience the excitement of running a 5k with tons of people. She was so excited and we took tons of pictures! The color run is a fun run so there is no pressure to run your hardest which is why I told her it would be a good 5k to start with. It was great for me because I didn’t have to worry about being far in the back because so many people walk the whole thing. So Savannah finished in about 28 minutes!!! I finished in about 40 and managed a 13:30ish min/mile pace even with walking (pretty slow still but I’m okay with it). I loved seeing all the families running with their kids! I think introducing exercise to your kids when they are young is the best way to go. There are so many obese children (and adults) now that it makes me sad. I wish I lived closer to the three kids/teenagers that I love dearly so that I could get them running with me! I know we would have a blast 🙂 We are now hoping to train for a 10k but first I am going to try and heal my leg with long walks with the dogs until the pain goes away. I can’t sit back and do nothing so I figure walks with the dogs will be good for them and me! Enjoy the pictures below and if you haven’t ran a 5k get out there and do it!
Some questions for you readers:
Have you ever ran a 5K?
Would you ever run a 5K? Why or why not?
I would love to have some interaction from you all! Have a wonderful day:)