I love the #5kMay2019 challenge! I hope you do, too. However, it can be a lot of work to facilitate, and life doesn’t just stop so that I can focus on the challenge.
If you are participating in the challenge, I am sure that you know exactly how I feel!
I had a couple of really great runs on day 27-28, but I did not have time to blog about them, so I am going back and quickly talking about each here…
On Monday morning, May 27, I woke up in Harrisonburg, VA and ran a quick 5k around the Rockingham County Fairgrounds and New Beginnings Church that was practically identical to the previous day’s 5k. Mark Rowe ran with me, and I pushed the pace on him a bit more than he was hoping for, but he rocked it. We finished the 5k in 26 minutes and 37 seconds, which was an average pace of 7:49 per mile.
After running, we spent the day at the Steve Wingfield Memorial Day Celebration. It was hot! It was a great event, though. I did a sound check with Polen Band, and then a sound check with John Schmid (I played electric guitar for John Schmid at the event). Then I performed with Polen Band, and later with John Schmid.
Following the event, Mark and I drove home through the night. There is simply no good way to get back to Apple Creek, OH from Harrisonburg, VA. So we were weaving through the mountains, making our way back home. We drove through torrential downpours in Ohio (apparently there were multiple tornados in the storm system that we drove through), and I got home sometime after 3am.
I was beat.
I shot up out of bed around 6:30am because I remembered that I had a 7am meeting. On my way out of bed, I somehow slammed my knee into my night stand.
Down he goes!
I was on the ground, holding my knee, and feeling significant pain. That one hurt! How did that even happen?!
I hobbled around and got ready for my meeting.
Afterwards, we took a family walk around Apple Creek. It took us 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 39 seconds for the 7 of us to walk 3.32 miles, which was an average pace of 18 minutes and 58 seconds. Eden walked about .1 miles. For the rest of the walk, I pushed her in a stroller. My knee was pretty sore, but it was a fun walk.
Since I was away for the weekend, we spent most of the rest of the day together as a family. It is always good to make up for lost time! We drove to town and grabbed some Chick-fil-A, like winners, and then we came back home and I waited for the heavy rain to stop so I could actually run a 5k. I ran a heavily puddled 3.1 mile “Triangle Route” in 23 minutes exactly, which was an average pace of 7:25 per mile. My knee was still fairly sore, but not nearly as bad as earlier.