Counting down the days!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
So my third 5K is this Sunday! I can hardly believe it, it happened so quickly. My best pal and workout buddy BH and I have been stepping up our game, running for 31 minutes Monday, 33 minutes Wednesday, and will run 35 minutes Friday. Hopefully by Sunday we will be recovered and ready to go!
This race is at Red Rocks, which will add to the challenge since it is at a higher altitude than Denver, as well as having steeper hills. And the end of the track is to run up the stairs of the amphitheater! (If you don't know what Red Rocks is, I suggest Googling it. It is a beautiful and unique place!) So not only will we be exhausted from running higher, up hills, for three plus miles, then we have to climb like 100* stairs!
*Disclaimer: I don't know how many stairs there actually are. It looks like a lot and will feel like 100 even if it's two.
However, it is to benefit the American Lung Association (which BH actually happens to work on lung disease research, so indirect future benefits??) and that's awesome, it will be in one of the prettiest locations in all of Colorado in my opinion, there will be live local bands playing in the amphitheater during the race, and it is super for my health. Really no downside. Unless it rains... Oh well, wish me luck!