September marks the beginning of my "running season" and I'm so happy I finally ran my first 5k of the fall! It amazes me that it was only ONE year ago that I ran my first race ever. I am so glad running has become such a big part of my life; not only does it give me "Morgan time," but it relieves my stress, allows me to clear my mind, sweat out my frustrations, listen to my favorite music, and stay in shape :)
Entering races motivates me to train (even on days I'd rather lay on the couch and watch Project Runway) but it also is a great way to give to charity and promote a cause.
Today I ran the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 5k
|Here I am before the run! Ready to go!|
|Annnd after! Nice and sweaty :)|
|lucky number... 29?!|
I get a lot of Facebook messages asking me how I train, etc. So this week, I decided to log my runs to give you an idea of what I actually run! I am by no means a crazy, professional running expert, but here is what I did this week:
Monday: 5 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: RACE DAY! 3.1 miles
Honestly, I had no organization as to why I ran those distances, I just based it off of my energy level each day, but if you are looking for ways to get into running shape, there are SEVERAL websites that set up daily plans to help you be race-ready. One is "Couch to 5k" (listed below) and you can also get it as an app on your phone!
So there is the summary of how my first race of the "season" went! I have a few more on the calendar and can't wait to run them!