Yay for picture-heavy posts! (Though I imagine that this, too, is okay with you, because my posts are usually novels I write in attempts to procrastinate working on my actual novels.) I don’t have much to say on the subject of this run, except that it wasn’t nearly as tiring as I thought it was going to be, except for a brief but overwhelming wave of nausea after it was over, most likely because I sprinted too hard to the finish line–but endurance is building up! 😀 We did end up taking two dogs–Daddio ran with Peeve and I, Stitch. He was a good, faithful running partner, only stopping to pee on three garbage bins and attempting to yank my arm out of its socket only twice while stopping to greet a dog behind him. I actually think having Stitch with me made me faster, because I had something to think about/fuss over/be concerned about other than the fact that I was running a 5k. And while I didn’t try for time, I actually managed a perfect 10-minute mile–on the dot, 31:00!–and that’s pretty okay for me! 🙂 I’m not sore at all today, one day later, and I feel accomplished and awesome and like I want to go for another run. Tomorrow.
It was also my first time running with Bic Bands!
I ran in the above band, the thick Orange Crush (have not tried the bottom one yet, thin Hip to Be Square). And all I can say is…wow. Just like every other fitness blogger on the internet, I’m going to virtually yak your ear off about these, so be prepared. I didn’t have to reach up and adjust, check that it was still there, remove, or otherwise fiddle ONCE–and I may or may not be a pathological fiddler. And–andandandandandandand!–it was in THE SAME PLACE when I finished the run as when I started. Being someone with an abnormally large cranium and uncontrollable hair (MIGHT I REMIND YOU OF THE OLD HERMIONE-INSPIRED LOOK:
), these were a godsend. And Bic Bands donates profits to charity! HOW COOLIO. They’re pricey, yeah, but I have a feeling these are the only workout headbands I’ll need for a few years now, and the company is totally SPUNKALICIOUS. (Read my last post if you’re lost here.) 😉 So…yeah. Consider Bic-Bands heartily TGITO-endorsed. I bought them myself, wasn’t provided with review products or anything, so all opinions are 100% my own!
Ten-minute mile. Fun dog socializing. Free clementines and granola bars afterward, and a good time was had by all.