See Mommy Run

This past Sunday, I ran the Army Run 5K with my sister. It was a great race, really well organized and a great course. The weather was beautiful – clear and cool.

So, how did I do? I reasonably pleased with my chip time of 36:36. It’s slightly better than what i had expected given that I didn’t get in as much training as I had hoped and planned on.

Before the baby, I was 7 seconds shy of cracking 30 min. for the 5K, and now 3 years later, I’m back up around the 36 minute mark, which is what I ran in my very first race following the Running Room Learn to Run clinic. So, while I’m back where I started, I know that I’ve done it once, so I can do it again.

So I’m shopping around now for an 8k program for Philly in November. But as well as training goals, I have some non-running goals that are part of my training plan.

1. In bed – lights out by 11

2. Eat breakfast – I often skip this meal, but it’s harder to eat right for the rest of the day if you don’t start the day off right. 

2. Take my lunch to work…packed lunches are reasonable healthy – fast food options at the office are not healty and eating crap makes it hard to feel good and be ready to run.

3. Prioritize me – It’s tough balance work and family life and still make time for training. But it’s important to prioritize me so that I am healthy, have energy and set a good example for my daughter.

Do you have any non-running training goals?

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