Like the 12 million other followers of Adam's blog, I signed up for the Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K Virtual Race. I did it Saturday. It was my intention to go for a run after dropping Thing 1 off at the Indoor Track bus & get my run in before heading to XLMIC's Old Stomping Grounds for his 5 minutes & 11 seconds of glory. (Yes, That's right, my kid can run a 5:11 mile! Woohoo!) He was by no means the fastest, &, as always, his response to his run was "I can go faster", but it WAS a 5 second PR & in my rose-tinted mother glasses, it was AWESOME to see how far he has come this season!
But I digress, as Thing 1 can only seem to apprise us of the race schedule AFTER he has left for the meet, we had to leave earlier than planned. Ithaca, btw, is one of my favourite places to go around here as they actually have decent restaurants & it's granola, tree-hugging atmosphere reminds me of the home of my heart: Victoria, BC, where we spent the early years of our marriage & where our kids were born. That said, my run in the late afternoon was after being stuffed full of a delicious brunch at Cafe Dewitt....reminded me of Sunday's at home....sigh. Despite the full belly, not a bad showing over 4 miles: and best of all, NO PAIN. I haven't said anything up til now but I have been experiencing shin & hip pain over the past couple weeks & have scaled my mileage WAY down & done tons of icing & stretching. It seems to be working, because apart from a couple little aches, it was a good easy run. Phew! Now I just have to see if it hold over a longer distance.