The Long and Winding, Uphill, Potholed Road

My second race of the summer was yesterday morning – the Rite Aid 5K.  The 5K is only in its fourth year and is part of the larger Rite Aid Marathon weekend that takes place in Cleveland every year. 

I had received an email the night before the race instructing all runners to be at the starting line by 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning.  My son and I got up and out of the house by 6:20 a.m. and headed downtown.  I love the feeling before a race, everyone is excited and people are anxious for the race to start.  We parked quite a bit away from the race site so had a good walking warm up to the start of the race.

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Back in the Saddle

Well, two weeks of not working out, got me two weeks of not working out.  I felt bloated, tired and all around miserable.  After the race two weeks ago, I took the week off and then the following week found out I was moving my son home from college earlier than I had planned.  I had planned on getting plenty of exercise going up and down to his third floor dorm room, but in the end, he had packed and loaded everything himself, so I spent two days in a car driving 1,100 miles with no exercise. 

Friday night I was strongly trying to talk myself out of going to the gym – I checked my email, I vacuumed, I looked at my real mail, everything I could think of.  Finally, I got in the car at 7:30 p.m. and headed over.  I knew it was not going to be fun OR pretty.   (more…)

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