Sunday, March 9, 2014

St. Patrick's Day 8k

No race is complete without an adorable outfit (CHECK- green striped tights, green tutu, green shirt, green shamrock necklaces, green shamrock headband). It  also seems that miserable weather is a requirement! I am sure there is going to be some point throughout the year, say about July that I would appreciate a frigid 39 degrees but today was not the day! Between Love the Run Your With and today 0 running happened as the therapist ordered. This made me a little nervous going into the 8k and at my last therapy appointment I asked how I should handle the run. After a little negotiating we compromised on Run/Walk. What we didn't agree on was the amount of time or distance for the run/walk. I decided to see how things went at the race and I made it about 2 miles before my knee started hurting! Rather than pushing through the remainder of the race I heard the therapist saying Run/Walk. While I didn't quite stick to the walk 1 minute run 1 minute that he had suggested I did start walking just before the 2nd mile.  With all of the walking I somehow managed to finish with a faster time than in December where I only walked through water stations. 

St Patrick's Day 8k   1:01:40
Jingle All The Way 8K   1:04:01

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