I’m ~three weeks out from my first 5k, and I guess to my surprise, I signed up for another one! This one is in the middle of September in a town one over from mine. There’s a 4H/4-town fair there every year, and the run sort of “kicks” off the fair. It’s Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., with bib pickup starting at 7:00 a.m. It won’t be as pretty as Newport, RI, but at least it’s only twenty minutes away.
I’ve been putting together a running list of races for this year and next year in a Google spreadsheet. There were a handful of races left this year that were within a reasonable distance of where I live, so I decided to do the one in September. My list for next year is at about seven or so, including the Craft Beer Race in Newport in July again. There’s a 10k race that’s run every year just over the border in Holyoke, MA that is my new goal.
I think I should have enough time to train over the winter to be ready to run 6.2 miles, right? It’s a pretty big race during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and I think it’d be fun to run and say I did it. But is it crazy to make my third race ever run a 10k? I mean, if I train for the 5k in September and keep running in the fall and winter, I should be ready… (Running friends: please let me know if this seems unattainable!)
I ran three times last week: twice outside and once inside. New England is doing that thing it does in August when we get wicked intense spot thunderstorms because the humidity feels like it’s a million degrees. So I’m definitely not running outside. I ran this Sunday morning inside on the treadmill and got in a run last night because it wasn’t too hot out. This month and last month just seem to be crazy with either work, doctor’s appointments, or meeting up with friends—which isn’t a bad thing.
Also, running friends I have another question or two!
- I want to look into wireless headphones to use when I run. I know in order to get a quality pair, I’ll have to spend a little bit of money but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I’ve heard Beats wireless headphones are good.
- I also want to look into using an arm band or running belt. I wasn’t sure what the pros and cons were to each one. I’ve looked at ones on Amazon that seem reasonably priced but haven’t made a decision yet as to which one to get.
I’m hoping this gross humidity breaks soon so I go back to running outside, but for now, I’ll try to squeeze in at least two to three runs per week on my treadmill.