Hello and happy Friday! Last night, some of the photos from the half marathon I ran last weekend became available, so I thought I would share them.
Hannah’s Race Photos:
(She’s the one in the lime green shorts and purple hoodie!)
My Mom’s Race Photo:
She’s so cute.
My Race Photos:
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve only ran once since the race, and only for ten minutes.
I’m not one to usually take time off after a race, but I’m giving it a try. I’ve read that races are really tough on the body, even if it doesn’t feel like it. So, this week I’ve pretty much been resting, with my “cardio” being walking Lola or shopping ;-). It feels so good to give my body a break!
I’m also going to work on gaining strength in the coming weeks and months.
I want to become stronger and put on some muscle mass. Strength training is especially important for women because it increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Because I love activities like running and swimming, I tend to put little effort towards strength training. When training for running or swimming races, I still strength train, just not to the degree I know I should. I also know that the stronger my muscles become, the better I will run or swim. It’s a win-win!
Well, I better get going. I’m looking forward to this weekend! Jimmy and I are going to be exploring downtown Pittsburgh because the weather is finally beginning to shape up here on the East Coast.
What are you doing this weekend?