Monday, January 21, 2013

Run for Starbucks

The goal was to run a 5K a month as long as I could. In January I couldn't find an official 5K, so I met up with Julie and her daughter yesterday to run our Unoffical 5K for Starbucks.  We originally were going to run for Froyo, but it was 35 degrees out.  I wasn't sure how to dress as I usually would run on my treadmill at this temp. I opted for a new pair of leggings I received for Christmas (bad idea, caused a little chaffing), my run for cupcakes shirt, a vest, gloves, bondiband to cover the ears and a hat. I ended up being the perfect temp.


Alli had mapped out a loop around their neighborhood and the goal was to run it three times. The first mile, Alli had her fastest mile, we slowed a little for the second and third mile but we were able to help her obtain a PR! Might not be official, but she completed the distance and refused to stop until her Garmin said 3.1! I am proud that she pushed through.




Afterwards we heading to Starbucks to pick up something to warm us up! It was a great way to end a fun little run.

I felt great most of the run. There was  small down hill on each loop, that made my belly feel strange but I didn't think anything of it. That is until I got out of my car at home. I had a pain in my lower stomach. Something I later figured out is round ligament pain. I never thought I would lounge around so much after a 5K, but my body really needed it this time. I hope I am able to keep this pain in check and continue running/walking for a while longer.

How was your weekend?

10 comments:

  1. Exercising and eating better...even with the freezing temperatures (usually I hunker down and chow during hibernation...so this is definitely better!)

    Way to go on the unofficial run!

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  2. Congrats!!!

    I had pain going down hill too (unfortunately we live in Georgia and it's hilly) and I attribute it to round ligament pain we well. Unfortunately there's not much you can do about it but relax! :)

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  3. I had quite a bit of that ligament pain when I ran through my pregnancies. It hurt the day I ran and sometimes afterwards but it always seemed to relax and go away. Good for you for keeping up the running!

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  4. I love that you and your girlfriends made your virtual 5k fun by ending at starbucks! I haven't been able to drink coffee for 3 weeks and tomorrow is my first day i'm able--- your post is making me want it RIGHT NOW :)

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  5. Fun! I was too wimpy to run outside in this yucky weather. Way to get out there:)

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  6. Way to get it done and have fun too! Ugh round ligament pain...don't even remind me. :)

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  7. That was very fun to have you out with us, and as always you are a great motivator for Alli! Definitely better to hot SBUX than froyo haha! Looking forward to seeing you for the Love Em or Leave Em run!!

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  8. Nice job on the run! Glad the pain is nothing serious.

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