This past week I made progress and got 15.5 miles on the books! That is the most since I took time off after the Goofy Challenge.
Well, I completed 4 workouts each for Stage 1A and 1B of The New Rules of Lifting for Women and feel strong! I am glad I switched gears and incorporated weights into my running, even though some days I ended up too sore to run.
I made progress on most of the exercises and was able to increase my weights, I also have made huge progress with the No Girly Pushups Challenge sponsored by WinetoWeightlifting and her friends. When I started the Push Up Challenge I was able to do 35 with my workouts in total, now I am able to do 52 in one session! YEA!
Today my family and I headed down to Detroit for the Corktown 5K. It was our first year running this race.
The plan was Mama was going to run by herself and my Husband was going to run with Monkey and Baby Girl. I really wanted to PR today after the awesome run I had 2 weeks ago where I did 3.1 in 26 minutes.
The weather was absolutely perfect for a race! 54F and SUN! It felt so good to see and feel the sun again! Once we walked to the starting area, I said good bye to my family and headed into the Green Wave.
Right away I saw my friend Jeff over at DetroitRunner.com. It is really funny, we have been trying to meet up now for a while and I have seen him 3x this week alone!
Nice photobomb, huh? I was going to try and crop her out but then we just looked like two floating heads
Before we knew it, the race started. I did pretty well the first half mile, then got an awful pain right under my rib cage. I was able to still control my breath, but for the rest of the run it stayed with me and was really uncomftorable. I was also thirsty right away which was not a good sign. None the less, I made a quick water stop and continued on.
For the first mile and a half out, it was great because the wind was at our back, once we turned around though there were some times where the wind was right at us and it was strong.
I finished with my Garmin reading 26:32 and was really hopeful of getting close to 25 for official time. When the offiical time came out to 26:52 though I was surprised, granted it is only a 20 second difference, lol. Perhaps I just turned my Garmin on/off too soon.
I got some water and a banana and then headed back by where they were handing out the medals and ran into Jeff, once again! I also got to meet another Twitter friend for the first time too, Kevin who tweets over at @kmjones234.
After I met up with my family we headed home and put some grass fed burgers on the grill and relaxed.
For the next three weeks I am going to be participating in a challenge with Mamavation and Omron Fitness in doing running interval training with heart rate workouts using Omron’s new heart rate monitor Model HR-500U that is on your wrist! Yep, you read that one right! No more chest straps! This challenge starts tomorrow and will be focused on improving your 5K time so stay tuned! I am going to do a virtual 5K on March 30th to see how I benefited from the heart rate workouts.
How was your weekend?