Look at that hair flying everywhere!
Man, I sure look graceful headed to that finish line! Ha!
So, what do I do after completing 13.1 miles in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon?
Set another goal, of course!
But what? So, I'm thinking possibly a 10K! Sadly, I have never done that.
I love 5K's, I think they are so much fun and the atmosphere is so great! Especially with the local races and you're able to see such enthusiasm for exercise within your community! LOVE THAT!
Until now, I was always afraid of 10K's...not even sure why! But I think it's time to tackle that goal and erase that fear?! Why not, right? My five year old is ready for another kids' K, so I'll be on the lookout for a great race that'll be coming soon. What about you, upcoming February goals?
We have recently moved and I have been able to run 3 times in our new neighborhood and I LOVE IT. There are SO many runners/walkers and active families out here. It's great to watch the golfers on the course and I feel the positive energy as I run.
Although I was pretty bummed (and still am) with my half marathon finish time, I am now able to reflect on where I went wrong and how I can improve for the next race. I was VERY under prepared and I'm okay admitting that. At the same time, I do NOT feel defeated. I accomplished my goal of FINISHING and that should mean something, right?!
As for food, we have been ADDICTED to a new salad creation...
sprinkle of unsalted sunflower seeds
...and your protein of choice! I use my garlic chicken...Mmm SO GOOD!
This is a great go-to meal when you just don't feel like cooking!