As the run draws near and I prepare for my seven-hour trek across New York and Massachusetts for the B.A.A 5k, I thought I would just share my thoughts and quickly touch on a couple of often-repeated suggestions for the newbie race runner.
I am looking forward to this race quite a bit, not so much for the normal reasons of improving my time or showing off my fresh, new kicks, but because of who is going to be there. Running has taken on a lot more meaning for me since starting this blog. Seeing people get more and more excited about getting in shape is pretty awesome. So many people talk to me now about how their training is going, how they are feeling better, getting faster, and running longer. It is a really rewarding experience to be a part of it. I am super excited that so many of my friends and family will be there for this race, all of us sharing the experience together. It is kind of cool that the main event, the single and only reason we are gathering, isn't centered around eating or some kind of celebration that involves big dinners. Instead, it is about fitness and exercise.
Now, for some Quick Tips that have often been repeated:
- Don't eat food that you wouldn't typically eat before going for a normal workout. The first 5K in which I took part back in December 2011 offered