Things like going to Atlanta, running races and going to yoga festivals (eee!) I've done the Manotick Miler in past years, both myself and with the family. It's a great little race not far from home. I like the community feel and the small crowds compared to Ottawa Race Weekend or the Army Run. I signed up for the 3-mile and figured out a quasi training plan (I'm not so great when it comes to training plans)
Then life happened.
The weather was bad. I went to Atlanta. I had my first ever craft show. All of a sudden the race was less than a week away and I hadn't run at all. I managed to squeeze in two runs: the first was not-quite-2 miles on the treadmill at the gym, then a wet not-even-2K run in my neighbourhood. Obviously, I was set (total sarcasm).
The forecast for Sunday was looking blah: cold and rainy. I was determined to not miss the race and got myself bundled up and left. Despite the weather, there were lots of people out. InStride does a good job with their events and this race was no exception. The start line was right on Main Street, and after taking cover next to a building, I got into the corral with J's mom and dad.
|Cold and wet before the race.|
|Warm and wet finish.|
I had signed up for the 1-miler with J and the kids but we decided to skip it. None of us was feeling 100% and a run in the rain didn't feel like the best idea. Just over a week later my body has recovered and I've already signed up for my next race: the Free Spirit 5K at the City of OM yoga festival in June! It's a fun run at the beginning of a day full of yoga classes and workshops. Who knows, maybe I'll manage more than 2 training runs before then.
Maybe not and I'm okay with that.