Spring is almost here and I couldn’t be happier. I have been running a lot more lately. I am very excited that LIVE (not virtual races) are making a comeback. I have scheduled some LIVE races this spring. I really MISS the comradery of running with my friends. My first live race will be the
Hop + Grind “Hoppy” Leprechaun 5K
that will be held Saturday March 20 in Durham NH. I can’t wait!
I am also going to do the Dopey Running Challenge again in 2022. The runs include: 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.3 miles), Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Marathon (26.2 miles). I am also planning on participating in other Run Disney events. I really love Disney events because you don’t need to be a speedster to enjoy them. My strength is long distance running, speed not so much.
During the past cold winter weeks, I have participated in some home virtual charity 5k events to keep me motivated.
The Donate Life Run/Walk 5k
Run Disney 5k
Mad Moose 5k
Black Goose 5k
I am also keeping up with my weight training classes. In our class, we cover every major muscle group. We work the chest, back, biceps, triceps, legs, abdomen and shoulders. Strength training is not easy for me. My activity has mostly been running not weight lifting, so huffing up weights has been challenging. I often joke with my husband that I am a bit self-conscious in class because I lift the lightest of everyone in the class.
The worse is leg workouts especially lunges. Forget weights during lunges …I use my own body weight.
I still struggle with coordination and balance. Squats …oy vey .. hard .
Yet, I love the class.
More updates next week.