There are 60 days until the big day! I mean race day of course! The Monument Ave 10k is in exactly 60 days, 2 hours and some odd minutes away. I'm pretty excited if you couldn't tell.
I have been training for the 10k for about 21 days now. Of course, not all of them have been actual train days. I did get sick in that time, but even still, I have been working and progressing. I am currently on Week 3 of the Freeway to 10k race training program.
Half of my training has been in the gym, the other half on the streets. Well when I say streets, I really mean sidewalk, but you get the gist. Each week is run 3 times before moving on to the next week. And all of my runs includes a 5 minute warm up and at least 5 minute cool down. I want to be safe. AND I always stretch. I don't want to hurt anything before the big day!
I've really been trying hard to get healthy for this run. So far in my journey of running and #OperationFitFierceFab, I've lost 2.2 pounds! I know I'm not going to be the best or most athletic person out there, but I will be lapping everybody on the sidelines!
I have been highly motivated to continue on with my running. Sometimes my motivation comes from a t-shirt, other times it's from an actress on TV. But most of the time it's just to be better. I've already fount 2 other races I plan to run in this year. I'm signing up for a 5k in my hometown a few weeks earlier than the Monument Ave 10k, and I also plan to sign up for the Independence Day 8k at Myrtle Beach when the registration becomes open in early March.
I'm very excited to run in all of these races and hope that I will continue to find enjoyment in running and participating in events!