Hello everyone, I hope all of YOU have off today. I do not. ugh 6 hours of work training here I come.
Anyways- I had a great weekend, and got to visit Drew! This is only the second time I’ve been to his new place since he moves there so it was fun to explore around there some more.
On a whim- I checked out what was happening around the area where he lives and found out there was a 5k not too far away, begged Drew to take me (warm up for the race next week, of course) and he agreed.
It was the Dewey Beach Goes Pink 5k benefitting the local Breast Cancer Research fund. Bonus of live music, free drinks, food…It was basically like a big block party- I’m in!
I wore my Oiselle “Dream Big” tee and Roga shorts!
Unfortunately, once again…this race didn’t go very well. I was feeling great and was hit hard with side stitches again, about 7:30 mins into it close to being done with mile 1
My personal Athletic Trainer (Drew) decided that probably I need to be running more (not on the treadmill which is where it’s been being done lately for lack of light and time)..it could be the reason that my muscles start to ache on my side and then get the dreaded knife to my sides.
I was really upset when this happened again, because ONCE AGAIN I felt awesome running- didn’t feel out of shape, I was at a nice pace I could keep steady. When those hit me I tried to walk it off- stretch, massage my side and calm my breathing- but nothing worked. I hope to get it together this week because I would really like to do well this coming weekend at my duathlon!
ANYWAYS- Other factors of the race were that, it was a nice flat course through residential streets so no traffic and the neightbors even came out to cheer us on. One nice man even set up his hose in the drive way so that it misted us as we ran by- so nice! (Did I mention this race started at noon and it was 78 degrees and very sunny out…no? well it was!) Really though- the race was awesome and was for such a great cause. The atmosphere was very friendly. We got some great food after and some drinks as well
It was so beautiful out that Drew and I got to spend a little time at the beach too! We explored Assateague Island which isn’t far from Drew’s house. This is the place where there are actually wild ponies on the side of the road in the low water at any given time. We saw two on our way out.
So HA stupid side cramp- you’ve been erased by time at the beach in OCTOBER!
We then spent the night doing outlet shopping and walking on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD. And so photo booth fun