The rest of the week went well. First part is recapped HERE. That leaves us with Thursday – Sunday to talk about. Thursday I probably should have taken off besides stretching and foam rolling. Oops. I went on the elliptical for an easy 45 minutes. I really should have skipped it because I forgot reading material! I was fine with listening to music, but I like to read one of my 100 magazines while I workout. Foam rolling was pretty painful, but that was expected since I am out of practice. 😉 Friday was my Friday to teach Spin at 5:30 am. My intention was to take it easy. I did for the first 15 minutes, but I caught up in the participants enthusiasm ( all 6 of them! haha), but it was fun and worth it. Saturday- Grand Rapids Kids Marathon day. Amara and I ran 1.2 miles together. It’s basically a racing weekend. There is a 5k and 10k and kids run on the day before the Grand Rapids Full and Half Marathons. Such a great idea and event. She did great! It was so cool to see all the kids that racked up 25 miles over the past few months. They completed a marathon by the end of the race. 🙂
Sunday was the half marathon. It was a GREAT day for a race. It started out pretty chilly at 37*, but it warmed up. I don’t know the final temperature, but it was comfortable. I did wear my trusty gloves and hand warmers,but that’s standard for me in anything under 40* weather. I felt relatively good for the first 5 miles and then things just felt heavy. My legs started to feel like lead. It was not cool. 😦 But, not much I could do about it now was there? Nope. I just kept running and listening to my music.
I repeated a few of the songs, but they are just THAT good. I just had to hear them again. Most of my race was spent singing out loud and not caring who heard me. My apologies. I kind of found my groove again around mile 10 or so. It was the last half mile or so that my found my wheels again and really surged ahead. Also, I was being chased. My friend literally chased me into the finish. It was funny, but also helpful. 😉 Now if I could only run the whole race as if I was being chased………
My final time was 1:56:31. I was really hoping to do better ( isn’t that always the case?), but I am by no means disappointed in my time. This was my 4th time running a half marathon and my 2nd best time. I’ll take it!GR HALF by marciagrajewski at Garmin Connect – Details. The best news is that I had no trouble with my breathing. I am still not going to think my breathing is fixed or cured, but I will enjoy it while it lasts.
After the race my family went to Dairy Discovery at Swisslane Farms. It was an experience! We had so much fun. I learned so much about cows. I thought I knew a lot ( not really) about cows, but I was wrong.
It was a great learning day for the Grajewski’s. Give them a call to take a tour so you can experience the ins and outs of a dairy farm.
I hope you all had a great week and if you had a race or did ANYTHING fun, I would love to hear about it.