Aneta at My Running Bucket and Linzi at Beyond Destination 26.2 are hosting the Shake Your Shamrock Virtual Run this weekend.
The rules are as follows:
- Sign Up
- Wear Green during the Virtual run
- Run the distance of 7k (4.35 miles) or 13k (8.08 miles)
- Complete your run between March 17th - 20th.
- Report back to both with your finishing time by Sunday March 20th at 6:00 p.m.
- Optional: Send in a picture of you in your green outfit with finishing times for us to post on our blogs!
I have to tell you, folks, this was almost a DNF! First, if it wasn't for Forrest, I probably would have ran on the treadmill because lately it's been easier on my legs, but since I must justify this hundreds of dollars purchase, I headed outside instead.
I felt so sluggish and tired during this entire run and I actually ended up running 5k and walking 2k. I have not walked that much on a run in a long time. I am really not sure why I ended up with such a horrible run today, I can only assume it was because 1) I hadn't mapped out a 7k course so I was kind of running blind which I hate when I have a distance goal, and 2) running outside is just plain hard for me! I actually feel like I did last year when I started running outside after completing Couch to 5k. My breathing was wrong, my legs hurt, my ears were cold, my music sucked, the wind was too strong. You name it, I can complain about it.
At any rate, I completed the distance and did not log a DNF even though I felt like giving up at 5k. My stats and photo are below. Thank you Aneta and Linzi for hosting the virtual run. I am glad to have gotten out there even though it was not the best of times!
Distance 4.38 (yeah I couldn't remember if it was 4.35 or 4.38 so I did 4.38 to be safe)
First 5k completed in 33:07
The last 2k completed very slowly
PS. How do you like my hat? It's new. I can't decided if I like running in a hat, but it will be great if it's raining. Today it wasn't raining. Today I did not like wearing a hat. :-) Maybe the hat was what was weighing me down today. Ha!