How was your weekend? I’m feeling very HAPPY today. I had a marvelous weekend full of running, exciting news and #HappyFitMarch Challenge fun.
On Saturday, I ran a 5k for the March edition of Laura’s 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series. If you missed February’s recap click HERE. I wasn’t sure how the run was going to go. It’s no secret that I prefer to workout in the morning but we were busy with soccer for the kids most of the morning. So around noon, I headed out the door. The weather was warm (low 30s!) but the wind was blowing.
Mile 1: 8:02. The first mile felt good. I had done a half mile walk on the treadmill followed by one legged squats and hip hikes to warm up prior. I just let my legs do their own thing with no pace in mind.
Mile 2: 7:59. During this mile the sidewalks became sheer ice and there was zero room to run on the road safely. I felt like I slowed down a lot. Obviously, I didn’t. Maybe my old lady shuffle steps were faster than I thought?
Mile 3: 7:38. My mind and legs were really telling me that I slowed down. I pushed a little more to make up for it. I thought for sure my pace was in the upper 8’s. Again, I obviously was wrong.
Mile 3.1: 24:17. Planned the run well and ended downhill!
I was quite shocked at my performance for this run. I improved my time by 6 seconds compared to February. Whoa! My tendon felt good. I felt good.
I finished the run off with an easy 2 to give me a total of 5 miles for the day. For the week I finished with 14. So I’m getting there. And that makes me HAPPY!
I’m super excited to announce that I have been chosen as a ZOOMA Cape Cod Ambassador!
I love the Cape and I love running so it’s a winning combination. I can’t wait to finally meet the other ambassadors in real life. And I can’t wait to smell the salty air of the Cape. It’s going to be HAPPY fun!
And finally, I am so HAPPY seeing everyone’s awesome pics coming through my Instagram and Twitter feed for the #HappyFitMarch Challenge. You all rock! Seriously. Feel free to join in if you haven’t already. You can easily catch up.
FYI – As I wrote this, I had a continuous rotation of Pharrell’s song HAPPY in my head. And now you do too!
What’s making you HAPPY today?