I was at Fenway Park early Saturday morning. I was there with 1000+ runners to participate in an event called Run to Home Base. Runners had a choice to run a 9k or 5k. I ran the 5k.
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.
The event kicked off with an opening ceremony. There were many speakers. Most of the speeches were from vets who used the Home Base Services.
Forty-five minutes later, it was time to run. The race started just outside Fenway Park, looped around the nearby neighborhoods, then back to the stadium to end the race on the baseball diamond. It was a nice race.
Last week, all my training runs were 3 miles to allow for muscle recovery and rest. I have a 15-mile-long run planned for this week coming up. Three and half months from now, I will be in Florida participating in Disney World Marathon Weekend. My event is the Dopey Challenge. 48.6 miles in 4 consecutive days.
As I ramp up the miles, I am still keeping up with the cross training. I love my gym LifeTime. The instructors are all very nice. I enjoy my Barbell Strength Classes and my Surrender Yoga classes. It makes me feel more well-rounded as a runner.
I am enjoying the last bit of summer before its starts getting cool.
Our pool is still open, so I am able to get in some last-minute end of the season dips. Many times, after running, when I am all sweaty and gross, I just cool off in the pool. So, refreshing. Our pool will be closing in a few weeks.
Last week, to close the summer season, my spouse and I attended a Country Music Concert. I love Country Music. We saw Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett. Great show.