I survived the 6.6k!! (4-ish miles) the guy who won finished in just under 20 minutes 😳 I don’t even know how that happens!! But I finished in 49 minutes and felt like my legs were gonna fall off! 😭😅 haha!
I swapped my body beast workout for this today and I think I’d rather have faced Sagi 💪 I’m not exactly conditioned for running anymore so I wasn’t being modest when I said I wasn’t sure I could run this whole thing. I will say when I got to the start line, I told myself I would but my legs and lungs said otherwise after the second mile. I did have to walk a little and I was slightly overdressed (it was freezing and then I was sweating 💦) but one thing I’ll say is I love doing this every year! This is my 5th year, the $30 something fee goes to a great cause, and Mario Lemieux is always at the finish line cheering everyone on 🐧 and now I don’t have to run again until next year 😂😂 although I think I’ll actually practice before next year and not wing it like this year 😳
Hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday ☀️ I posted a ton of pics to my Facebook and Instagram stories if you want to check them out 😊
Back to the beast tomorrow for week 3. ❤️ Week 2 - Day 6
Cardio substitute 😅
I’ve lost count...
I think this is either our 11th or 12th consecutive year participating in #RaceForTheCure 🎀
My Mr and I used to be able to finish this race in about 30 minutes when we first started🏃🏻♀️🏃🏼♂️. Then after each child came, it progressively got longer with so many pit stops, snack breaks, stroller switches, and some whines and tantrums. Now we’re close to making this up to a two-hour race 😓
But why do we continue to do this...
💕Because not only is it a crucial lesson to our children about traditions, beliefs, charities, and good health...but more importantly...
💕In memory of my Mama Corazon—my wonderful elegant grandmother who died too young from breast cancer.
💕In celebration of the strong survivors we know.
💕In support of all women who could potentially be diagnosed with this awful disease—did you know 1 in 3 women will get diagnosed with some form of cancer at least once in their lifetime?
✔️Live a healthy and happy lifestyle
✔️Get regular checkups
✔️And be sure to get adequate protection for you and your loved ones💝
Who else was at this race today?
Beat the heat.
Let's face it, summer running (especially in the hot Florida heat) can be difficult. Both physical and mental blocks can leave you discouraged, and sometimes ready to give up. But don't let the heat get to you!
Here are some helpful tips to "Beat the Heat" and maintain a good mindset for summer training: 🏃♀️ Replace Lost Fluids
🏃♀️ Start Hydrating Early
🏃♀️ Lower Your Core Temperature
🏃♀️ Reduce Your Warm Up
🏃♀️ Plan Your Run for the Coolest Part of the Day
Explore more tips and tricks for summer training by clicking the link in the bio!
Summer on 30a is just the best!
The beach is perfect, there's always something fun to do along 30a and not even get us started with all the places you can eat!
But exercising in summer could be challenging as well, even the fastest runners are slowing down at this time of the year.
For every 10-degree increase in air temperature above 55 degrees, there’s a 1.5 percent to 3 percent increase in average finishing time for a marathon. We are slowing down because heat impacts runners at a physiological level through increased dehydration and heart rate and reduced blood flow (and subsequently oxygen) to the working muscles used for running.
So how can you enjoy the fantastic time of the year, but also be able to run and exercise properly, for your fall run?
@coachkaren30a has a few tips of how to help you out. Just head to the link in bio and don’t Let The Heat Get You Down!
Link in bio!
My total 5k trail run 🏃🏾♀️ . With the @weavrun app I was able to find out what my exact steps per min is equivalent to.. and it matches the tempo of each song played with how fast my pace was... faster run = faster tempo ..It was def a diff way of running while listening to music .. and I loved it ..This is my dance 💃🏽 and it could only get better from here on out !!! #WeavRun#Tracker#5kTrail#MercyCollege#AnnualRace#Marathoner#TheRunner#Stats