So we are nearing the end of the Harbor Lights series. Last one is this week. Last week I decided to run the 5K while the hubs did the 1/2mile swim + 5K.
The hubs did awesome! Best time so far.
I barely finished under my old 5K time @ 26:40. I am surprised since I was not feeling it before, during or after the race. I have to admit, I am not loving the 5K distance...it is HARD! More than anything I find it mentally tough...which is probably why I should continue to race them. They really challenge both my physical and mental ability. Find you pace quickly, hang onto it, don't let the mind, the wind, or fast people side-track you...easier said than done.
FYI, I'm injured. Groin pull. Ouch! This pain started about 2 weeks ago and I had very minor discomfort, so I was silly enough to keep running. This last Harbor Lights was the last string. Friday morning I woke up in a lot of pain. So now I am on complete rest. Most activities hurt like getting dressed, walking, getting in and out of bed. Good thing I have high pain tolerance...thanks, Mom! I am hoping the pain will start to calm down in the next couple days so I can start swimming while I wait for full recovery. We will see. I am determined to be smart about this and not make it worse! Patience, Vanessa. Plus, it really does hurt. I learned my lesson. Hopefully this will be history next week so I can start up again and get ready for my next 10K.