Lucky for me I didn't bring my MP3 player with me on this particular run because half way through a thunder storm literally came out of no where and I was caught in a major down pour! I picked up my pace and took a short cut home. One thing I did discover about getting caught in a thunderstorm while running is that I can move my little butt up hill A LOT faster than I ever thought I could LOL.
It is likely going to take a couple of days for my shoes to dry out, but one positive thing that came out of my thunderstorm experience was that I had picked up speed and had NO hip pain!! I had resigned myself to the fact that my long distance running days were over a few months ago (I don't want to have hip replacement surgery at the age of 45 or anything), that being said I think I could really begin to enjoy improving on my 5 km race time while continuing to weight train 5 days a week!
My next event is the Spartan Sprint in Toronto. This is a 5km race with 10 - 15 military style obstacles, so I will be able to use both my weight training and running to get me through this one!
1. How did you celebrate National Running Day?
2. If you are not a runner, what is your exercise of choice???
Now on to more exciting things!! The winner of the Manitoba Harvest GIVEAWAY !!! Before I announce the winner I need to give another big SHOUT OUT to Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils for giving me the opportunity to review their product and give a package away to one of my amazing followers!
If you are not the lucky winner of this package of hemp hearts not to worry because June 4th - 10th is Hemp History Week and Manitoba Harvest is offering a 20% your purchase when you use the coupon code HHW2012.... I have already taken advantage of this by ordering a big a$$ bag of hemp hearts! I am now obsessed with putting them on my salads!