I recently was asked for some tips for a beginner runner who wanted to improve a 5k time. I was inspired to share my thoughts for others who might be interested! Please feel free to comment below on any tips you have too!…
I started wearing a water belt when I trained for my first marathon because I was training in the suburbs and there weren’t many water fountains along my routes. I decided to wear my water belt in my first marathon even though there were water stops because I liked to take small sips of water whenever I wanted versus depending on the water stops. I also didn’t like having to slow down and stop to drink in fear of my legs freezing up. For me, keeping movement was and is important….
At my last fill, my lash artist asked if I have taken a break at all. I haven’t and have been getting them consistently since October. She recommended that I take a break so I could let my natural lashes restore themselves.
Since I take really good care of them, I could go 4-5 weeks without fills which meant that my natural lashes grow out and the end of the lash extension is further out from my eye, creating a larger weight load on my lash. When my lash artist told me this, I wasn’t surprised. My natural lashes are so fine and short to begin with, so it made sense it would be good to give them a breather. She said the break could be as short as a week but really however long I felt comfortable….
Dave and I headed out to Gloucester April 8th for the Fools Dual half marathon. It’s called the Fools Dual because you can run a 5k then the half marathon if you want. Dave and I opted just for the half. I wanted to try to see how my training was paying off and didn’t want to run the two.
We both woke up around 6 am so we could get ready (even though I had most of my stuff ready the night before!). The race suggested getting there before 8:30 so you could park at the school. Our race didn’t start until 10 am but I would rather be there and hang out than get there late racing to the start line….