This week was the start of Toni’s Welcome to Summer Virtual 5k and 10k. I signed up for both- I ran my 5k on Tuesday and plan to use part of my long run on Saturday for the 10k.
I’ve been struggling to maintain a decent pace in the Texas heat, so I decided to run two miles to the gym as a warm up, complete my 5k on the treadmill, and jog back home. I almost wished I was outside- trying to run a “race” when you’re going nowhere is tough! But it’s done…
Nice, sweaty picture for you. Next time I’ll wipe it off first! I tried to “cool down” on my jog home, but long after showering at home, my face was still red. Thanks for the motivation to push myself, Toni!
Onto my fitness bucket list item… if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen me spill my news yesterday. Thanks to some consistent, gentle nudging from Holly and Corey, I finally registered for my first triathlon!
I’m super excited, but equally terrified… my last swim was in March, and I’ve never done an open water swim before. The bike should be okay, although I rarely ride outdoors, I think I can manage. And thank goodness the run is last. I’ll be so relieved to get to that part!
I have no time goals as I have no idea what to expect- I just want to enjoy the experience and cross it off my bucket list. Stop by Jill’s for more Fitness Friday posts!
Is anyone else doing the virtual run this week?
Any advice for a first time triathlete? Training schedule tips?