I’m going to promote the first 25 people to like my new facebook page: GET FIT NOW!
I’m using it to post inspirational and motivational photos as well as workout and healthy eating tips! I hope to use this website in the future once I’m a registered dietitian to reach out to prospective clients and share my knowledge!
1. Must be following me on tumblr (justkeep-running)
2. Must like the facebook page (message me with your facebook name so I can check)
3. If you share one of the posts (there’s only 3 so far lol bear with me!) I will bold your link in the promo!
4. REBLOG THIS!
I’ll be promoting in 5 sets of 5!
Today was supposed to be a rest day but since I only ran 3.43 miles combined the past 2 days instead of the 5 I had scheduled, I figured I should go out and run a mile or so just to add to my weekly mileage. I downloaded the Zombies, Run! app (Thanks to whoever suggested that! I had heard about it when I didn’t have an iPhone and now that I do I’m so glad you reminded me to download it!!) and headed out.
Although the game didn’t make me run faster or distract me from how tired I was, it was a lot more interesting than just listening to my music. It actually makes me want to download audio books for my future long runs!
I ended up running 2.18 miles in 21:31 (9:51 pace). Felt pretty good :)
Current Weekly Mileage = 8.62
I’m starting a new weekly post called Mileage Monday where I post my workout schedule for the week. Mileage refers to the fact that the majority of my workouts are based on running, especially now that I’m starting to train for a half marathon!
PLEASE feel free to participate in your own “Mileage Monday”! If you do an MM post, message me with a link to it and I will promo your post to my followers :)
Monday: Stretching + Upper Body Strength
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: 2 mile run; 30 minute bike ride
Thursday: 3 mile run + Lower Body Strength
Saturday: 30 minute bike ride or elliptical
Sunday: 4 mile run
Total Running Mileage = 12 miles
Yesterday I ran in a 5k race in downtown Columbus, OH. It was the biggest race I’ve EVER been to and included a half marathon, a quarter marathon, and the 5k. There were 13,000 participants! The 5k, however, had just 513 runners and walkers participating.
(My boyfriend and I before the start of the race)
Both of the 5k races I’ve previously completed have been very flat. Yesterday’s was definitely not. There were a few hilly spots on the running trail and a definite incline during the last mile that had me feeling like death would be better than running at that moment lol. I mapped the course afterwards because my iPhone said I had gone further than 3.1 and the course was actually 3.3 miles! NOT a good course for a goal time, that’s for sure.
Another thing that pissed me off was that at the start of the race, a ton of WALKERS were at the front of the line. So I had to run all crazy-like to avoid running into them. I mean honestly, I don’t care if you want to walk a 5k or any other type of race. But PLEASE get in the back of the line!!!! How rude!
(5k participants at the starting line)
I ended up finishing the 3.3 miles in 33:07, which is a 5k PR for me. Based on that pace, I’m estimating that I finished 3.1 miles in about 31 minutes.SO close to getting my sub 30 but just not close enough. I’m running another 5k in 3 weeks and it’s exactly 3.1 miles and should be a much flatter course. I hope I can finally get that sub 30!?