Happy Thursday buddies! This week has not been going so fast and I’m so ready for the weekend! As a reminder, my giveaway for the sweet Disney Dopey Distance pendant is still going on. Be sure to enter HERE. Now on to the three things!
1. My Frogman 5K swim is THIS weekend! I am quite annoyed with Mother Nature because she basically switched my marathon weather with my Frogman weather. It’s going to be chilly on Sunday. Thank God for wetsuits. While I know I can finish, I don’t think I’m in as good swimming shape as I’d like to be. I blame the marathon for that. Fortunately, this isn’t a race and it’s for a great cause so I’m just happy I can get out there and swim
with behind Olympic phenom Brooke Bennett and up and coming National team swimmer Becca Mann. The race starts in waves and I’ll get to start with my coach, Navy Steve. I’m pumped to swim with him, even though he is going to beat me…
2. I ran today! I haven’t run since the marathon on December 29th. Mostly, I was taking a break because my heels needed it, however, I did enjoy just not running. I ran three miles this morning and it was nice and brisk outside. It felt good to get out and enjoy a quick, little run.
3. Speaking of running, did you all see that Chicago Marathon is now switching to a lottery and qualification by race time? It’s true. And it makes me a little sad because Chicago was on my list. I imagine I’ll still enter the lottery or try to qualify at some point to run it. I suppose the big picture is that it will eliminate all those crazy registration issues folks had and it shows that our running community just keeps on growing. That’s gotta be a good thing. Thoughts?
Have a great day peeps!
I hope your heels are feeling better and the run felt good. I still haven't been running and I'm so bummed. Walking hurts. But it is what it is and it's my punishment for 8 races last year of 13.1 or more. Lesson learned.
Good luck on your swim – I'd drown for sure.
Chicago? Mega bummed. It's on my list too because it's only 3 hours away, but there's no way in Hell I'll ever make the qualifying time and lotteries just stress me the freak out. Boo.
If I can postpone my bike ride till later in the day, I want to come to the finish!!! If Behn gets out of bed too:)
YAY For this weekend! You'll do awesome! Boo on CHicago, there goes that race in mind for me – on to find smaller SPRING ones!
Good luck this weekend!
Im super bummed about Chicago. My family lives up there, so I thought what a great place to run my first AND have people at the finish line (I tend to run races alone bc the people i know arent interested). I am super bummed on the price and the lottery. Great for Chicago to be so popular though!
Good luck with your swim!!! I'm not sure how I feel about lottery entry and qualifying entries, I think it's a good thing if it helps ease issues I don't like big races because of all that so we'll see!
tell me about it. I'm ready to be done with this week!! Good luck at Frogman, I've got a 5k swim on my goal list for this year. it's quite a challenge!
Great job today Beth! You rocked that swim!!!!