Two weeks ago, my sister Janice asked me to help train her for a 5K, specifically the Electric Run, which is taking place on Saturday, July 20th here in my city, Philadelphia.
Aside from playing softball in high school, my sister Janice has been a complete couch-a-holic, living quite the sedentary lifestyle. Using a modified Jeff Galloway 5K program, last week I began training her and her best friend Stephanie for the Electric Run. We started each day with a 3-minute slow-to-brisk walk followed by a 1 minute jog/1 minute walk for a total of 25 minutes. It’s a 2.5 mile loop, followed by a 1 mile walk to my house, the starting point.
A 5k run/walk that is as much show as it is run. Electric Run™ is a 5k run, a show, participation art, and celebration of life. Incredibly talented artists and lighting technicians with experience creating beautiful art and light at Coachella, Dreamworks Animations, Disney, and some of Vegas’ hottest shows have come together to create a world that will fill you with wonder.
Doesn’t this look fun?!? My sister and I are already planning our costumes 🙂
It’s Monday morning and my sister has lost a total of 5 lbs!!! I have never seen such glow in her eyes. Her motivation and determination amazes me. We have had thunderstorms here in PA these past few days, including today, so we will take our training indoors on the treadmill.
This month’s issue of Runner’s World Magazine has not only wonderful and helpful articles, but coverage on the tragic events that occurred this past April in Boston. It’s an absolute must-read! In it, there’s a 20-week marathon training program and it has a starting date for those planning to run the Philadelphia Marathon this November (that’s me, eek!!). Training date is July 1st!
I’m currently training for the Disneyland Half Marathon, which will take place in September. I really wish I’d signed up for the Dumbo Double Dare (a 10-K on Saturday, followed by a half marathon on Sunday for a total of 19.3 miles) but when I was registering, I was plagued by doubts in my mind of whether or not I could do it. I listened to my head instead of my heart and missed out on that wonderful opportunity to run the Dumbo on Saturday. Anyway, I’ve been feeling better since visiting the chiropractor and using that foam roller. Is foam rolling supposed to hurt this bad? I feel the pain in my bones when lying on it and rolling my IT Band.
This past weekend, my hospital switched over to a very unfriendly computer charting system that has every nurse stressed to the max. Everyone brought in munchkins, (there must’ve been at least 500 of them!) along with cake, sandwiches, chocolate, candy, etc. It was bad!! After coming home last night, I decided to run on the treadmill. I finished 4.3 miles on a comfortable pace. Started out at 12 mm, 11, and finished with a 10-minute mile pace. If only I did that at races! I tend to start out fast and feel tired half way.
Today, I’m going to do some Turbo Fire and rest since I’m working the rest of the week. Hope you have a wonderful week!!!