The only upcoming race on my schedule right now is a 5K on June 19th. Since I'm coming off of my half marathon training, this isn't exceptionally motivational to me. I usually need a BIG race or a training schedule WRITTEN DOWN to help keep me on track.
This past weekend I had a PR in a 5K, so that helped get me excited and I had an AWESOME 4 mile run on Monday morning. I felt great the whole time I was out there, I was excited to have gotten up early while my boys were still sleeping, and it was a gorgeous morning. I was hoping that this excitement would motivate me to come up with a written training plan. It didn't.
But today I went to the mailbox and what was there? My GOLITE HYDROCLUTCH that I won over at Running Diva Mom's blog (along w/2 Gu packets!). I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Not only is this my first win in the blog world, but after running the half in the heat and humidity a few weeks ago, I knew that I was going to need to look into some sort of hydration gadget. I was thinking about running 3 or 4 tomorrow morning (remember, no written training plan, so I just kinda go with it!) but now that I received my handly little clutch, I just mapped out a 5.3 mile loop and set my alarm for 5:45am!!!
Now if only I can get myself to WRITE DOWN and PLAN my runs...or maybe I just need to sign up for another race....