Last Monday I somehow acquired a case of race fever. I haven't done anything event related in a couple of months and I had a sudden urge to do something that was going to result in a t-shirt and a medal. Since I'm not running, I've also been struggling to get out and hit the streets for a walk. I prefer to run alone, but apparently if I'm going to walk I'd rather do it with others. Surprisingly, the Brazen Racing Bay Breeze was still open. Their events usually sell out, so I was happy to be able to sign up.
|Tank - pitbull puppy race ambassador|
Since it was only a 5k there isn't much to report. I walked most of it but threw in some 30 second run intervals in order to pass people and to test out my hip. The thing that I got most out of this race was a feeling of happiness. I really, really, really miss running like I used to but I'm starting to make peace with the fact that I just can't. I went into this race knowing that, so I wasn't frustrated with my ability or jealous of the runners. I'm grateful that I can at least still walk so I can still enjoy the race experience.
After the race, I headed to the Muscle Milk tent. They had set up a stretching area with mats, foam rollers and resistance band. It was awesome! I got in some good stretching before I sat in my car and stiffened up. Brilliant!
I'm thinking in the future I should sign up for all of my races on the spur of the moment! I had no stress, none of the early morning wake up time regret, and I obviously really wanted to do this since I had only gotten the idea and signed up a few days ahead of time.
Next up, the See Jane Run Triathlon in September! Unless I decide to sign up for something else in the meantime...