Weekly Mash-up — Herding Cats and a Team Challenge

This week has been an unusual one!  With a workday, some icy weather and just getting back into town from last week’s amazing girls’ trip, I didn’t have time to really sit down like I intended to write about this week’s fun — so a weekly mashup it is!

Thursday was our 2nd girls running club meeting.  We had 45 eager young ladies show up to begin our first day of our official Couch to 5K training run.  Andrea mapped out a route for us to take through the neighborhood near our school.  Heading out for our run, we walked as one huge group for 5 minutes to warm-up.  After that point, we were going to run/jog for 1 minute with a 1.5 minute walking recovery.  That’s when the group started to break up into smaller groups based on abilities–Let the herding cats begin!  Andrea took the lead with the girls who could run the whole route, I hung out in the middle with the girls who were running and walking, and Bekah was at the back of the group with the girls that were walking most of the route.  Luckily for us, we have a great group of girls and they payed attention, tried their bests and kept up well.

The girls did so great!  Most of them, I think, surprised themselves, at how far they could run and everyone was just beaming with pride when they realized that we had completed a 2.7 mile route.  They are excited to meet this coming week and to do it all again!

As the week came to a close, I was looking forward to this weekend’s long run.  Four of us from our running group, The Woo Hoo Crew, were participating in the #Anywhere5K Team Challenge, each team member’s time will be added together for a group time.  Daniel, Cara, Carole and I all signed up to be on a team and ran our 5K as part of our long run this morning. The weather was absolutely perfect!anywhere5K

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