National Running Day 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yesterday was national running day. In order to celebrate I joined the online hype and went for a run.
It was super hot but I was glad to feel a little breeze out there. I was completely drenched by the end of it and happy to get 2 extra miles in. I planned for 6 but ended up with 8. A note about the day after swimming: my back and arms were sore. I was so pleased that swimming is going to work different muscles! Even my lower abs were feeling it. I'm planning on swimming once a week for a while.
The kids and I took a field trip and they were so excited to go swimming! My husband and I found a new Indian restaurant. I was impressed with this room. I can imagine all the great dancing they do here during parties.
 The food was the most excellent. I will be back again and again.
Just like I did last year, I put my name on the hat for the Houston Marathon. I entered the lottery and I will hear if I made it in June 23. I was hoping to run my first marathon last year and now I am working on running my second so Houston '15 will be my third. I remember telling myself, 'you have 29 weeks to prepare' and I took advantage of that time. It is good to be in the other side of one's dream but there are other mountains to climb. I believe God that this season will be a great one. It's always fun to start the Houston hype during National Running Day! I still have 6 weeks til the 'official' training for Chicago starts (we never stopped training according to our weekend running group) so I am focusing on adapting to the heat, staying hydrated and getting down to a better race weight.
As always I appreciate your prayers and encouragement as we focus on another marathon which will be the first one for 2015. When I cross that finish line I will have a better idea on how I want to space them - I'm considering a July one. Have an amazing day my friend!
Great Film:
Finding Strong is a film about the power of running. You'll love it!
jaime said...

Look at you go with the marathon training! I'm so proud and excited for you! (Five was enough for me. Also, I ran my first marathon before I ever ran my first official half marathon. So you can definitely try the half out sometime!!) :-)

Cintia Listenbee said...

I'll totally follow your advice and do the half thing at some point :) You're my hero and I love your running view pics!!!

Lauren said...

Swimming is a great exercise! I am trying to do more of it as well. Happy (belated) national running day to you Cintia!