Now that the half marathon is over and done with, I of course had to make more future running/fitness plans and goals. It’s just what I do.
The first one is the most exciting thing for me like…. ever!
I’ll be participating in the Oklahoma City Memorial 5K with my dad and stepmom!
Aren’t they cute?
After I finished the half yesterday, my stepmom said “guess what we’re going to do??”
I could see that familiar fire in their eyes, so I guessed “a 5K?!”
I was right. This is awesome because I’ve been asking them to do a race with me ever since I finished my first half last April.
They’ve finally caught the running bug We’re all three registered for the 5K already, so there’s no turning back.
I’m extra pumped that they’re going to do the Memorial 5K because it has such special meaning to me (it was the first 5K I ever ran and my first half marathon) and because it’s just so meaningful to Oklahoma City in general.
I had been toying with the idea of running the half again, but after yesterday I think a nice relaxing 5K sounds like a much better idea. I’ll be staying with them the entire time and cheering them on through their first race. It’s going to be a blast!
I plan to run as many races as I can afford this year – once I get my moving schedule figured out. Yesterday was a wakeup call to me and it lit a fire under my ass – I will overcome my stomach issues!
I did my initial test on Friday and I was able to do 16 real push-ups.
Week 1 begins today, but I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to get started. I’m feeling like some yoga this afternoon to work out the post-race soreness.
I’m really excited about these plans and challenges – they’re really outside of the box for me and will allow me to spend time with my family before I head to D.C. (I want to say something about winning here, but I shall refrain as I think that whole thing is majorly overplayed.)
Do you workout or participate in fitness events/challenges with family members?
Anyone else doing the Pipes Challenge?