Friday, April 19, 2013

Fitness Friday

TGIF!  Boy, what a week!  Time once again to link up with Running Bloggers for Fitness Friday!

I was sick last week so this is really less than impressive, but oh well.  Sometimes I think getting sick is our body's well of telling us we need to "simma down".  Here's my weekly recap:
Monday:  45 minute resistance/RPM workout on the elliptical
Tuesday:  4.36 miles outside at 10:19 pace
Wednesday:  sick
Thursday:  sick
Friday:  sick
Saturday:  4 miles at 10:45 pace
Sunday:  2 hours walking around the zoo with the girls
I can promise you that I am back on track this week and will have a much more impressive recap next week.  This Sunday I am running the Earth Day 5K at Shelby Farms and I am very excited for several reasons:
1.  The weather is going to be BEAUTIFUL
2.  This was my first 5K last year when I started running
3.  I am not aiming for a personal goal, but rather I am pacing my friend Andi for the first time to earn HER a PR!  This will be the first time I've paced anyone and I am really excited about it!
Tune in Monday for my recap!
QOTD:  Have you ever paced a friend in a race?  Please leave me some tips in the comments!


  1. I have never paced a uncle and husband run faster than me....great week by the way!

  2. Good luck to your friend! Pacing someone else would be fun, what a great experience! Good luck!

    1. Thank you! This is her second 5K - the last time I was running the half while she ran the 5K so I told her I'd stick with her for this one. Should be fun :)

  3. I have only paced my husband, a complete non-runner, on one race he finally agreed to do. He kept yelling "slow down" every 10 minutes, so I don't have any tips. Have a great time!

  4. I haven't had any experience pacing, but good luck! xx

  5. I love pacing other runners! I paced a teammate to PR in the half marathon (1:37:54) this year and also paced another runner to run a sub 9 hour for 50 miles.

    1. I wish I could run that pace! Maybe I need you to pace me!

  6. You're going to do great at the 5k!
    I responded to your UDIs question on my blog in case you didn't see it.

    1. Thanks Cori! I can't seem to find my question??