Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WWU - 2018 Run For Education 5K Spectator Recap!

Workouts:  I am still enjoying everything about my workouts, even the huffing and puffing and dripping sweat - and this is indoors, with air conditioning!  While there are some things that I've done more than once, like the rower/skier/air bike, there is always something different and new with each session.  Yesterday I tentatively tried out the slidey-thing - you know, where you put fabric booties over your shoes and glide on a slick mat from side to side, like a speed skater?  I was afraid I would slip and fall, but I didn't and managed to be a little less herky-jerky with my movements by the end of the reps.  I felt it in my outer thighs, which seems like a good area to strengthen, what with running and IT band issues and the like.  It's nice to not do the same routine every time; it keeps things fresh for the clients as well as the coaches.

Running:  I am on a running hiatus this week and next week.  I hated to stop running, but honestly, my calf is still pulling when I run, which means it's not entirely healed.  The decision was a little easier to take because I have not had a run where I didn't feel like I was running through sludge ever since I tore my calf muscle; I just plod along and it hasn't been a lot of fun, unfortunately.  So I'm using my BFF Buffer to massage the lumps where the tear is, I'm back to icing it, and I'm hoping that not stressing it with running will finally get me over this.  Ugh, injuries.  They're the worst!

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Since I'm not running, I helped out with Logan on Saturday.  The marathoners had nine miles on tap, but they had also signed up for the Run For Education 5K that was held near our running area, so they ran six miles before the race and then changed shirts, had some water and GU, and then started running again!  Logan went along with them for the first six miles, but Jimmymeow and I took over after that.  We had a good time with him:
Jeff captioned this photo:  "They are not married and that is not their kid" - yep.

We watched over him closely:
Kidding!  He really wasn't sitting on the curb all by himself - Jimmy just leaned out of the frame.

We watched the runners come in:
Jimmymeow makes a comfortable chair!
Brian - he was first in his age group AND first in the male masters division!
 Karen - you know she wasn't waving to us, it was to Logan.
Cary - successfully out-sprinting the other two runners, which is something at the end of 9 miles!
Jeff and Julia - Jeff won his age group!
Group shot - Diane didn't run the race but she ran 8 miles while everyone else was running.

The weather was warm and muggy, so I didn't feel bad about not running that morning.  Plus I got to play with Logan, and Jimmy brought me a McDonald's coffee - what more could I want?

10 comments:

  1. How could you go wrong with baby Logan?!!! You have some good runners in the Renegades.

    UGH so sorry about that calf. I have to say I'm a bit surprised you were able to use the slider without the calf hurting since you have to sort of push off - but yay for anything that doesn't make it hurt!

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    1. I was worried about the slider and my calf but I didn't feel it there at all.

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  2. So sorry that your calf is still hurting. At least you could do the slider board--one of my favorite things--without it hurting. Isn't it fun?

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    1. It was more fun than I expected it to be! Now I want to try it again.

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  3. I hope your calf muscle heals quickly. Probably a good thing to give it a break.

    Logan or running? Hmmm let's see... yep, I'd pick Logan every time!

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    1. Thanks, I hope so too. And yeah, Logan is a pretty fun alternative to running, that's for sure!

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  4. Aww, you and Jimmymeow make a nice looking couple. I say you did have the best morning out of you and the runners!

    I am glad you are taking a break. I hope it heals up soon.

    I want to try those sliders! I wish we had them at my studio!

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    1. Jimmymeow is a good egg. :)

      I bet you would love the slider!

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  5. Oooh the BFF...I seriously need one of those in my life. Think I'm going to add it to my Christmas list! :) I'm glad your calf is feeling better. Those workouts sound great, too. Having a different workout each time makes things so much better!! I love his caption - they are not married and this is not their baby! Too funny!!

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    1. We've had our BFF Buffer for years and still love it!

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