Hi there and happy Monday! I don’t know about you but coffee is really hitting the spot this morning. I taught spin and did some strength training like I do every Monday. Hashtag 5 am club.
I am really loving this track for spin…we did a nice big hill climb and some sprint intervals with this one. Good stuff.
Let’s back track to the weekend! Saturday I ran the inaugural Pumpkin Spice 15k out in Ft. Worth. Some of my homegirls joined in and ran the 10k as well.
Since I just ran a marathon a week ago I had no real expectations for this race. I wanted to settle into a good pace and see how far I could push it from there. I do love the 15k distance though because it’s just long enough but you can still work on your speed.
We took off and took a few turns through a really nice neighborhood that had a few hills. The downhills felt absolutely awesome and my legs were feeling surprisingly good. We hit the Trinity Trail and then the race finishes with the 5k and 10k group. Which was a little frustrating because it was a crap TON of walkers blocking the sidewalk. It made it hard to finish at a strong pace too dodging all of the folks walking but I did my best to yell “15k runners on your left”! And kept it pushing. I was fairly satisfied with how I did considering all of that.
I won 3rd place in my age group – not half bad for a no expectations, running for fun kind of race. I got a pie cutter…haha I guess I’ll have to make a pie now so I can use it.
We got some more sweet swag too…a medal and a mug that changes colors when you put hot stuff in it.
After that it was a whole lot of relaxing with fuzzy slippers on a coffee mug in hand. There may or may not have been a little red wine in that mug. No shame.
Sunday morning was more coffee, church and 11 miles just for fun. Actually I need to ramp my miles back up soon because I signed up for a few races including my 2nd 50k I will run in February.
My new addiction is this acai bowl with strawberries and bananas. I seriously crave it after every workout. It must have magical powers or something.
Then I met up with my homegirl Angela who just got a job promotion and will be leaving Dallas. This girl…we have had so many fun moments, laughs and glasses of wine over the years.
Bittersweet but sushi always makes it all better.
How was your weekend? Have you ever run a 15k?
What’s your favorite race distance?
Most of you already know my answer to this question…of course it’s the marathon.