Back in November when I ran Gabe’s Run, the 5K trail run the day after Thanksgiving, my husband bought me these wings after the race. I LOVED them. I had such wings that day. Wings that took me through the 3.25 miles of trails. Wings that soared with my son as he ran his first 1 mile race. I held my breath the whole way and I was elated as he crossed the finish line.
I had wings when on the drive home from the race my husband decided that he and I would run a 5K together in the Spring!
These fabulous wings are to be attached to your running kicks! I love my running shoes. They are my wings. My running is a very personal thing. I’ve built a relationship with my running. It makes me feel strong. Healthy. Free. Like I’m flying.
Our spring 5K will be the “Chase the Gorilla down Argilla” 5K. This a YMCA sponsored run down a beautiful road towards Crane’s Beach. It’s actually on my birthday. I will be 47 years old. And I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday.
I haven’t really started to train specifically for this race.
I’ve been running continually since Gabe’s Run. I run three times a week. And I’m averaging about 9 miles a week.
That was it.For a while there I was increasing my speed. It was hard and it made me not want to run 3 miles. I was struggling. Then one day I decided to slow my pace and enjoy the 3miles.
What a difference.
I don’t need to run fast. I just want to run. And I want to enjoy my run. Nothing else.
I just want to run three times a week. And be free.
Have I thought about training for my 5K in April. Sure.
I’m running full time on the treadmill right now. It won’t be until March that I have a chance to maybe get out on the road.
I’m looking forward to that. I found this fall that when I run outside I run faster.
I fly like the wind!
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