Happy Father’s Day …..My two 5k’s….. Celebrating my birthday and anniversary

I am finally getting back into the running /workout groove.  I am also continuing with Body Pump twice a week to build more physical strength.  To help with my motivation to run, I participated in two 5k’s for charity this weekend.

Saturday, I participated in the 5th Annual Running Well 5k in Lynnfield, MA.   The race is sponsored by the Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield. The money collected during the event will be used to fund wells to the poorest countries in Africa. These wells provide drinkable water for schools and thousands of adults and children in surrounding villages throughout the continent.  The weather was in the 70’s at the start of the race.  The course was hilly, but I did not mind.   Hill training is good for me.  It was a nice small town race.

Sunday, Father’s Day I participated in the 19th Annual Take the Lake 5k. The course travels around Wakefield’s scenic lake Quannapowitt. The proceeds benefit Mass General Hospital Breast Cancer Research Fund. Perfect morning to run around the lake.

After the race, I spend the day with my husband’s family enjoying a  Father’s Day BBQ  pool party.

 

Last week, June 12, I celebrated my 49th birthday and 24th anniversary, Yes, I got married on my birthday.  To celebrate, my husband and I had a nice delicious Italian dinner at Davio’s.  After dinner, we went to North Music Theater to see the musical Mame. The singing and dancing were fabulous.  The lead role (Mame) was played by Paige Davis, star of “Trading Spaces”. She did a super job in her role as Mame.

I hope you all had a good week and a nice Father’s Day.

 

Run Disney – Virtual Running Shorts 5k …It’s that time of year. Yes, It’s allergy season.

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With the encouragement from other runners, I had decided to sign up for a race series known as, Run Disney- Virtual Running shorts 5k, to help keep me motivated.   This is a series of 3 difference races occurring throughout the months of summer. Each race is a 5k.

As part of a virtual race, I can run on my own time, in the location of my choice, and still receive a Disney medal once I complete the task . The  Disney Incredibles is the theme for the whole race.

I have been struggling with my running lately due to all the pollen in the air.   I have been coughing constantly and running just sounds miserable.  As of now, I am running solely on a treadmill to avoid nature.

I also want to build up a stronger running base and the Disney Series would help me do so.

In November, I will be running the Wine and Dine half marathon weekend two course challenge.

10k Saturday

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During the month of May, my asthma has been horrible due to a common cold and the start of spring.   The pollen this year, has exasperated my asthma and allergies. I am a very active person and it was so … so …so …so frustrating not to be able to run.  When I tried to run, I felt like I was a 105-year-old lady.  On Mother’s Day, I was at the doctor’s getting a nebulizer treatment.     All I want is to be able to run faster and stronger.

RUNNING IN THE SPRING

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My daughter  Izzy also has been home from college and has been encouraging me to strength train with a home Body Pump Video. Having, my daughter encouraging me to join her will be very beneficial to my overall fitness health.

Body Pump (Air Conditioner Room)

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Besides running, I have been enjoying our  pool and my dogs.

I also went to a country concert with my spouse last week.  We are country music fans !

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