Is anyone else completely astonished that May is over already?!? I am convinced that time moves faster as I get older.
May was a pretty decent month for me. I got some pretty good running in. I got the bike out of the basement and I even got in the pool for a swim workout. All of that is leading up to an interesting event coming in June. First…the numbers.
I ran 92 miles in May. My highest mileage in more than a year and a half. I hope that the trend continues. This puts me at 401 miles for the year.
I did one dust-off-the-bike ride of about 10 miles. The bike is now getting a tune up. It needs it after not being ridden for almost two years.
I struggled through a 1500 yard swim workout a couple days ago. It has been over 5 months since I was last in the pool and anyone who saw me would know. It wasn’t pretty.
I did a couple of races in May. The first was a local 5K with Jaden. He got a PR and we had an amazing time. A couple weeks later, I did my first half marathon in 19 months. I ran the Cellcom half marathon with a friend. I had a great time, even though it was hard to adjust to my new, slower pace.
I have a few races coming up in June that I am very excited about. The first is the Kolor for Kids run, right in our hometown. We will actually be able to walk to the start line. This is a color run that benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Jaden is very excited to get all colorful.
Our next event is a fun, family 5k. We are going to do the Stratford Heritage Days 5K. This one is on a Friday night, so no one has to take a day off work and we can all run it together.
The very next day, I will wake up bright and early to do my first (and only?) triathlon. The UltraMini triathlon raises money for the Foundation of Nager and Miller Syndrome. The
only biggest reason I decided to do this event was because the swim portion takes place in a pool. It starts with a 1/4 mile swim, followed by a 20K bike ride (12.4 miles), and finishes with a 5K run. I’m hoping that I can handle that. Either way, I think it should be a good time, and a new adventure.
I may try to add one more 5K with Jaden in June if it works out. He is having a good time running them and I LOVE doing it with him. I am hoping that I can get through June without the back pain coming back. Maybe I can push the next injection off a little bit longer.
I am still tossing around the idea of doing a fall half marathon. Any suggestions?