Race Day Recap: Peter Cottontail 5k

So today was my first race back since January… and it went great!

First off, I did not even get a run in until yesterday after work! I did my favorite HIIT workout on the treadmill to work on my speed, but I took it easy. I can honestly say that I feel like doing yoga for the past week definitely helped my posture and core. I felt really good after my run last night. I ended up finishing the night with Day 3 of Adriene’s “30 Days of Yoga” Challenge – which by the way, I highly recommend, even for the beginner!

After the gym, I also received the most recent issue of Runner’s World in the mail. YES!

The race started at 7 am, which meant that I had to get up early today, 5:30 am, to be exact.. and I haven’t gotten up this early in so long. It was tough. After a cup of black coffee and some cereal I headed out the door.

The race was held by a local organization, so there weren’t too many people; probably under a hundred runners. It was held at a popular trail in my area, which was nice since I haven’t ran it yet! Since there were still a lot of people coming in a little late, we didn’t start until about 7:15 or so, which was fine since I needed to warm up a bit.

I went into it with a clear head: I was just going to go my own pace – a comfortable pace – and just finish it. I didn’t want to look at my app to see my pace per mile or how far I had left to go. I really just wanted to run it. Since I haven’t ran outside n a while, it was nice that there was a dirt trail next to the paved path. Running on the dirt trail definitely was easier on my legs!

I ended up finishing in 30:28 for 3.16 miles – not too shabby, averaging at a 9:38 pace! They haven’t released the official times yet, so I’ll keep you all posted – I’m hoping it’s actually lower than the time recorded on my app, hehe!

And there you have it – I have my Easter bunny medal! Whoo hoo!

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Once I got home, I already had to get ready for a museum day trip for a friend’s birthday: the Getty! I was super excited since I had never gone, so it was great to finally check it out! The museum nerd in me was absolutely in love!

View of the city from the Getty!
View of the city from the Getty!
Trying to imitate the sculpture! As you can see,  I'm working my core! ;)
Trying to imitate the sculpture! As you can see, I’m working my core! πŸ˜‰

Overall, today was a great day. Reminded me of how much I’ve missed running – however, I will point out that after my run, my allergies had been bugging meΒ all day. That’s one thing I didn’t miss.

Till next time,

P.

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