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Feeling a Little Green But Great!

I had an awesome yoga class earlier today (Thank you Nancy!).  It was a class that focused on lots and lots of stretching with a little bit of meditation.  It was exactly what my body needed.  For the first time my body feels like it has recovered.  There were a couple weeks in a row where i wasn't giving my body a rest day in between runs.  I would run 4 days in a row and then take an exercise class on day 6.  Needless to say my body was 'feeling it'.  Today my legs feel great and I did a 3.14 mile run at a relaxed pace (11 1/2 min mile).  I stretched really well afterwords and I feel physically great and confident for tomorrow's race (ok I have a few tiny butterflies but nothing major).

I purchased some metallic green hair color for my race tomorrow. It's going to go with the green theme of me wearing my Saint Patrick's Day shirt.  It's supposed to be 40 degrees tomorrow brrr....(unlike the 70 degree weather we have today - I've been wearing my flip flops today :-)  however I will warm up quickly.

Nervous and excited.  I'll finish! No matter what!


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  1. i hope it went well! i feel inspired by you. i'm going to run (or walk & run) a 5K on 5/1. i am looking forward to a time when i can run the entire 5K but i know it will not happen this first time.

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  3. Hi Linda! I DID NOT RUN THE ENTIRE RACE :-) When I run at any time and for my first race I ran/run 5 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat. I use a watch to time my intervals and it beeps at the end of 5 minutes so I don't have to constantly stare at my watch. Some people can run the entire time and that is great (I can not without injury or feeling like I got hit by a truck).

    Do what works for you and what feels right for your body. You can do it!

    Thanks for posting!

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