After a long (and I do mean LONG) winter, my achilles is finally bouncing back. Prior to last weekend, my runs seemed painful and felt slow. Last weekend I signed up for the Pink Ribbon Run. It was formally known as the Race for the Cure, but was rebranded this year. The race is only 5 kilometers long, but I figured I needed it to get some speed training in before Bloomsday weekend. Admittedly, my mindset has not been good. The achilles injury had me behind on my training and every run seemed to tell me that I was getting too out of shape and too old to run. I was seriously thinking that I would be lucky if I could average 7 minute miles. When the gun went off I settled into a decent pace and was surprised to see that I was hanging around 6:30-6:45 pace. My finish time of 20:14 was not a world record, but I was very pleased with it. I was thankful that I signed up for that race. It reminded me that sometimes a race is all you need to get back into the swing of things.
Speaking of getting back into the swing of things, the hip runner store has been updated with new product. I have had to turn a few Hip Runners away due to the a lack of inventory, but new product is in. So check out the store and see what we’ve got. I’ve even added a new item….hats. Very cool and very hip. Check out the Hip Runner Shop here.
Happy Running everyone!