This morning I ran my first race of the year…the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. I love this race. It is an 8K and have been running it since 2006. I missed it last year because it was snowing…bad. Anyway, my goal was to finish it in 52 minutes but unfortunately did not make it but instead finished it in 53 minutes. That is OK. I am not going to beat myself up over it. It was a HOT, HOT day and most importantly I enjoyed my free beer at the end. In previous years I always left as soon as I was done because it was either cold or raining so I never had a chance to enjoy my free beer. 🙂
I need to stop signing up for races. Yes, I am obsessed and have signed up for almost every race there is. I am doing a 10 mile run on the 16th, a 10K on the 23rd, a 5k on the 30th, and then a half marathon on May 1st. Sigh, that is only in April.
I am so excited about the Boston Marathon. No, I am not running in the race but I plan to one year. I have a L-O-N-G way to go but I know that if I really want it I can make it happen. I admire every single runner than runs 8 minute miles. I have tried and can only run it for about a quarter of a mile. One day I will look back to this posting and laugh when I read about how I struggled with 8 minute miles.
Back to work tomorrow. Counting till June 20th which is the last day of school. Yay!!