Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe start to 2013. Monday night Chris and I hosted a small get together of a few of our friends, so ringing in the new year was pretty awesome.
We had a blast!
I wasn’t sure how I’d be feeling the next morning, but I woke up pretty early to send off our friends who had stayed over, and after drinking plenty of water and having a green juice for breakfast, I felt pretty good. I decided to head over to U Albany for the Hangover Half Marathon/Bill Hogan 3.5 mile race. A bunch of my friends were running the half so I figured I’d join them and run the short distance. I wanted to star the new year off on the right foot.
It was freezing and windy–which made me sort of glad I wasn’t running the half marathon. We headed down to the start area at noon, which is an awesome race start time, by the way. Beautiful day, no? The past two years I’ve ran this race the weather had been perfect. I guess now it is our time to run in the cold and snow.
I didn’t feel particularly great during this race–probably because of my crappy eating habits lately and too many drinks the night before…which made me realize it is time for a change. Need to get back on board with the healthy eating, cutting out sugar, etc.
The GPS running app on my phone told me the race was actually 3.75 miles, and I ran it in 35 minutes, averaging at a 9:25 pace. I’ll take it.
Distance – 3.75 miles
Time – 35:21
Average Pace – 9:25/mile
Afterward I stretched and drank one of my favorite post-run recovery drinks, Cheribundi!
Even though I didn’t feel the best during the race, I’ve been feeling relatively pain-free lately during my runs, but the past few days my leg has felt a tad uncomfortable. I’m going to the sports doc later today and hopefully he can tell me what’s up. Wish me luck that it’s nothing horrible!