I guess it could be worse. I could be addicted to crack or online gambling. As far as addictions go, I suppose it is a rather healthy one. But I am realizing that I scour the internet looking for upcoming events I could try. And in true addict fashion I have added two more races to my calendar: The Denver Rock and Roll Half Marathon (10/9) and the Urban Assault Ride (7/24). And of course I am still training for Tri for the Cure (8/7). See, I have a problem.
My husband likes to remind me that I (constantly) complained about Half Marathon training. I know, I know, I whined. . .a lot. But at the end of the race I was so happy that I had done it. To be honest I was looking at doing the full marathon, but decided I wasn't there yet. My friend Audrey asked if I wanted to do the half with her and well I just couldn't say no. Of course I said yes ( I told you. I have a problem)!! I am really excited about it and I will start training soon. My goal this time is under 2 hours. . .but we will see!
To top it all off I did a race today. But this was a virtual race which is great for two reasons. 1) I didn't have to drive anywhere and find parking. 2) No entry fee! And a chance to win prizes! I did this through Let's Move it Momma's blog. She had a lot of great sponsors and I am crossing my fingers that I win something (especially because it isn't based on your time. Now that is a race I can get behind). I have been having issues with the treadmill so I mapped out a 5K route on mapmyrun.com and it just so happened that three times around the block was 5K. My time was 26:45 (8:37 min miles). Not my best time ever, but still ok for me. Here is the map and some pictures to go with it.
|Official time from the heart rate monitor|
|Running to the finish line with Mason|