Monday, May 13, 2013

Necessity is the mother of invention

I hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day!

We went to visit my Mom.  I made sure to take a picture...


And a photo of me and my kids.  They were less cooperative that my Mom.  =)


While we were there, my sister and I were talking about how it would be nice to do a 10k race between our 5k and the half-marathon in October.  But, summer is a very slow race season.  I only know of one 10k between now and then, and it's a little sooner than I'd be ready for a 10k.  Plus, when I looked at it, it looked like the 10k was full, not to mention expensive.  

It's not like we HAVE to do a 10k, but it would be a nice addition to our accomplishments, you know?

I had to just force my run in yesterday.  It meant the girls were up later than usual, but I needed to do it - for the training and for my mental well-being.  I've just been in a mood lately that I can't shake.  But when I run, I feel better.  I never really thought running would do any more than any other activities I've done exercise-wise, but it really does.  

I went to the track, because it was close and because I was just going to get my 2 miles in and be done, no extra walking other than warm up and cool down.  Pressed for time, you know...  I don't particularly enjoy the track.  Running in circles is kind of boring.  But it wasn't bad.  I ran 2 miles in about 26-27 minutes.  I'm not really sure exactly.  I walked a lap, ran 8, walked a lap.  I focused on distance instead of time since it was easier to track.

As I ran, I had this idea.  I've seen a few virtual 5ks lately.  I'm planning on taking part in one in July, and I believe one in June, but it hasn't been officially announced yet.  So I thought.... well, why not do a virtual 10k?

I know there are 3 of us doing this half-marathon, possibly 4.  It would be a good mid-way goal in our training.  I have discovered quite a few internet running friends the past few months.  There might be other people interested, you know?  Even if it's just me and my sister, though, it will be fun.

So, I'm planning a Crayon Bomb Virtual 10k for sometime in August.  I'm pretty excited about this.  We even have an idea for a cute, cheap, cheesy medal =)  Because that's the main goal of races, right... the swag!

I'll be sure to post the details here, in case any of you guys want to participate. 

1 comment:

  1. I think this virtual 10K is a great idea.

    Sigh. I already miss giving up running. But it just wasn't good for my body. On with the dancing!



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