Saturday, January 25, 2014

Runs for Cookies Virtual 5k

Today I participated in Runs for Cookies Virtual 5k to celebrate her birthday! I appreciate you guys telling me about this virtual. It is my official race for the month of January. (I want to run at least one 5k each month.)

I currently don't have access to a treadmill, so I knew I would be running outside. The weather has been super cold this week, especially by Alabama standards. We had two days that started in the single digits, and we haven't been above freezing since Monday. But today was so much better. I headed out at 11 this morning and it was 37 degrees and sunny.


  
Right before we headed out.
I decided that I would take Pugsley along for my run and we headed to a local park with a track. I usually don't run on the track, but thought it would be a nice change. My plan was to do quarter-mile intervals and that worked out great. Pugsley was a true sport, too. He accompanies me on walks all the time, but this was the first time he has ran with me. HE LOVED IT! Those little legs can move!
My official time was 37:22, but I almost wonder if the track may be off a bit because that is faster than usual. Of course, the track was flat, I stuck to the middle and inner lanes (sometimes Pugs wanted to trade), and there were no obstacles to swerve.
The run was great. I ran all of my intervals (on the last one I walked about 15 seconds because I wanted to run through the .1 along with the last quarter mile.)  It was windy so I was a mess when I finished..a snotty nose, watery eyes, crazy hair mess, but I felt awesome!

Did anyone else do this virtual? I would love to know how your runs went today!

8 comments:

  1. Yay Congrats! Seems like a great run!

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  2. Yay for you! I ran this morning, through a blizzard and drifting snow! Fun times!

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    1. I would love to have a bit of your snow Meg. :) Can't wait to read about your run.

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  3. Awesome!!! I did mine this morning too!! But I whimped out and used the treadmill!!! I hate running when its so cold!!! Great job!!!

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  4. Way to go!

    I ran this race, too. I ran it at the gym on the treadmill. It's to cold for me to run outside. I'm a wuss.

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  5. FANTASTIC!!! I am going to run one day. Thanks for the comment on my blog. It is rather hot over here and would love to have snow right now. I am a Winter person personally.

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  6. Great run! I wish I would have done this 5K. I have been running on the treadmill because it is 40 below with the windchill here with over a foot of snow on the ground. I can't wait for spring!

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