I decided to sign up for my first race back-the Somerville Jingle Bell Run! Dave and my friend Rob are running it with me!
I haven’t run more than 2.5 miles an am not running very consistently but I have faith that the Healthworks Workplace Warrior Challenge is going to build my strength back so that I can complete this 5k! Also, this 5k is pretty much right in front of my apartment so why not?!
Some things I need to keep in mind:
- I will not PR at this 5k
- I should focus on running a comfortable and consistent pace
- Must wear a fun outfit and have FUN!
- Try not to think of it as race-think of it as a goal to get my body ready for running. This means I need to be consistent with my strength and stretching!
Are you around then? Join me on my first race back!
What was the longest you have been out of commission?
I am approaching 6 months of not being able to run/train. I have been jogging a mile or 2 just recently though so I’m glad to slowly get back to it!
If you have been injured, how did you prepare for your first race back?