I completely botched my goal of running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon for fun! I really had the best intentions to treat it as a long run because my last few runs had been terrible. But after the first few miles, I was feeling good both mentally and physically and ended up running a minute faster (1:44:17) than Hyannis Half!
Photo by Lucie Wicker Photography
I am running the Brooklyn Airbnb Half marathon this Saturday. After running the James Joyce Ramble 10k, I thought I might race the half.
However, I haven’t been able to prioritize running and training as much as I would have typically to actually race this race. I don’t want to share why just yet but it is for an exciting reason. I can divulge that one of the reasons is that I still prioritize classes over running. I sometimes laugh because had you asked me to prioritize classes when I started this blog, I would have looked at you like you were crazy!
My new goal for the Brooklyn Airbnb half marathon is to have fun. I am going to run this as a long run. I am NOT going to let myself try to race this because I know it will end poorly with my hips hating me. After this race, I am going to try to prioritize half marathon training so that I can race the Portland Half Marathon in July. The disclaimer is that if something comes up so that I can’t race it and I just run it for fun–no biggie. I’m just happy that I’m able to run distance again! I still have hip soreness (pretty much every day) but I am able to avoid the stabbing pains I have had in the past. A fellow running club member made me feel better when she said, “Every runner is always going to have aches and pains”.
Although it’s my current dream to Boston Qualify (BQ) at Philly. I know that it is becoming more and more unrealistic and I’m okay with that. I just like the idea of having unrealistic goals to make sure I’m dreaming big. I just have to remember to have the realistic goal in mind too.
Are any of you running Brooklyn Airbnb?
Are you a runner who has everyday runner pains get to you?
I am always looking for fun workouts in town and I have been intrigued by TRILLFIT. I love workouts that really have a connection with music and TRILLFIT seems to be one of those workouts.
TRILLFIT is described as a “beat-based workout party”. It reminds me a bit of the Daybreaker events but I can’t completely say since I have yet to attend a Daybreaker event (on the bucketlist!). However, I will be attending my first TRILLFIT event to see what it is about! In exchange for covering the event, I am heading to their Brunch & Burn event on Sunday, January 31! It seems a little expensive at first glance at $50 but you get to attend (2) hour long classes, free brunch and get your hair done at a braid bar.
Find out more information below and get your ticket to join me! If you can’t make it, follow me on snapchat (username lilmsrunshine) and check out my story that day! (I do not get any perk for you purchasing a ticket!)