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Signed up for July 15 race last night. I think i'm going to do July 4th race too. I'll let you know how it goes. Both 5k runs. The July 4th one will be my first time this year running in shorts and tee shirt so should be my best time of the race year.

My goal is to break 19:40 ....i do know that's a bold goal because today during training i couldn't even finish my tempo run without stopping. I was struggling just to run 5k at 6:38 min/mile
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25 minute walk around the hospital, step downs, step ups, jogging on the spot on a mini trampoline.
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I didn't do so hot in the race but I didn't do terrible considering i haven't raced since around april. The times weren't totally accurate because i got caught behind runners so I lost about 22 seconds after the gun. I had my phone and my phone told me i finished the actual 5k route in 20:21 but the "gun" time was 20:43 so that's what it read after the race.

My phone also tells me at some point during the run I ran a 5k in 20:07. So my real time was definitely not 20:43, but whatever. Either way, i didn't achieve my goal which was to break 19:40. On july 15th i'll have another shot at it. there should be less people running so we'll see if I can break 19:30. Another bold goal but I am challenging myself to try and break 19:00 by the end of the year so I need to be pushing myself.

Just showing up to the race was another big achievement. I was nervous as hell before the race. I always get so nervous i feel like i have to go to the bathroom when i really don't have to go. That's when i know i'm nervous as heck.

I was really good at planning my pre-race routine. I had a gas station close by and was able to go the bathroom before the race with convenience and i was at the race this time with enough time to relax before the race.

The course was a little hilly on the last mile (which was not flat which they claimed in the race info, haha) but it was fine. it was a road race and there were over 1000 people who raced. This is the first time i haven't finished in the top 5% of a 5k road race. i did finish in top 10%. Very competitive field. The winners were under 16 minutes.

The end of the race was in the sun and that last mile was TOUGH. I was gassed. My legs felt tired at the beginning of the race and near the end of the race. It was easier to race with 1000 people as opposed to 200 people because there are more people around to push me to run with them. at least it felt that way.

Looking forward to july 15th.
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Feeling pretty proud of myself for getting back to my old ways of working out, protein shakes, creatine and, of course, metal
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Thanks Sarah_M ! Sports and music are my best remedy for that.

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i have walked for an hour and a half last 2 days. 15 x 2 side steps and steps downs. Calf raises x 20. balance on one leg 2 minutes.Jog on the spot 3 minutes
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i have walked for an hour and a half last 2 days. 15 x 2 side steps and steps downs. Calf raises x 20. balance on one leg 2 minutes.Jog on the spot 3 minutes
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it seems fine. I am not even out breath. Exercise is the best thing for me I reckon.
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I'm feeling so good! I went hiking this morning, did a couple miles and stayed on my diet all day. I came home and worked out some more doing 7.5 miles in total, 150 donkey kicks/leg, lower leg lifts, planked, did the one where you lift your hips to the ceiling...
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