Commitment Day 5K
Friday, January 01, 2016
Today I joined the nationwide Commitment day 5K at Lifetime Fitness Center, sponsored by The Life Time Foundation.
I'm not the new years resolution type (see last blog) but I like their mission to get everyone to commit to investing in their health this weekend.
I very rarely go out on New Years eve, I stay up too late watching all of the party shows so I love to lounge around on New Years Day. A few people in my running group were going so I bought myself a new running jacket and joined them. At race time it was 21 degrees with a wind chill of 6!
I love the neoprene mask I purchased with a groupon....once I let it air out. It smells pretty nasty at first. It really helped keep the wind off of my face which came in very handy at the halfway-point turnaround this morning when we began running against the wind.
The course was a frontage road that wove through industrial office space. Several police officers blocked the small intersections along the way. Some of them were very supportive, shouting at us that we looked great and to keep going.
As I neared the finish line, I felt a little sick to my stomach and a bit worn out but I remembered the theme I picked for the year... FORWARD. "Keep moving forward", I kept telling myself, "the finish line is just up ahead". Then I saw a woman in my running group that had finished and was running back to cheer the rest of us on and I got a bit of a second wind to finish.
Afterward we enjoyed bagels, bananas, hot chocolate and just an all around great feeling of great company.
Now I'm watching the animated Snow White movie from 1950. I liked it when I was young and it was one of daughter's favorites when she was little.
Tomorrow I have am scheduled for a session at Orange Theory Fitness. 79 more days until spring. I want to keep moving forward. Sunday I'll rest!
Don't Look Back, You're Not Going That Way ~ Mary Engelbreit