Monday, September 12, 2016

BIH Half Training Last Week

Good Morning Internet!

How are you today? I hope you are having an awesome morning!

Thank you  Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap post! Linking up with these super runner ladies today.



Work outs
Monday : 2 mile Hike
Tuesday : 2 easy miles in the Morning
Thursday: 2 miles easy run and track exercises and weights
Friday: Bird In Hand 5K
Saturday: Bird In Hand Half Marathon

This past weekend I completed the Bird In Hand Fire Company Challenge,  the 5K on Friday and The Half Marathon on Saturday Morning. I'm still tired and starting to feel hungry again, but it got done!


Thanks to all of you who looked at my pictures and left messages on my Intagram! It was a busy week, and I loaded your feeds with hot air balloons and people running, but you still took the time to double tap on my picture, Thank you!

I took it easy and slow with the last of training, because I started having posterior Shin splints on my left leg. My left leg has not been on agreement with me this training season.

On Friday I headed out to the 5K, Roger was supposed to come with me, but decided at the last minute he wasn't coming. I was upset about it, but decided not to spend too much energy on it, because I had to focus on the 5K and the Half on Saturday.

I will do a Race Recap for the 5K and the Half, because I don't want to make this Weekly Wrap a super long post. Spoiler Alert: it was really HOT! 

I'll leave you with a few pictures of the 5K and the Half Marathon.



Sister at the finish line



The empty watermelon box in the picture was at some point full with Race medals



Hot Air Balloon Launch


Hot Air Balloon Launch before the Half Marathon and the sunrise.

My niece trying to take our chips, she loves chips! 
  
 

The Horseshoe Medal
 
 
On Sunday I got up early to go cheer some friends at the Harrisburg Half Marathon, it was an amazing experience! I never realized how hard it was to make a sign for a Half Marathon! I picked a spot where I could walk around to see the race at 4 different points, mile 2, mile 6, mile 12 and mile 13.

The chalk writing says "Way to Go River Runners"

 
Runners along the Susquehanna River with the Harvey Taylor Bridge on the background.


How was your week?
Any races?
What is your favorite Race Sign?
When was the last time you cheered a race?



 

17 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear about the races. Looks like it was beautiful there.

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    1. It was beautiful! The views were amazing!

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  2. Great job getting the race done with the hot weather! It looks beautiful. The last time I cheered at a race was the Marine Corps Marathon 2 years ago. I'm planning on going down to cheer again this year.

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    1. I hear the MCM is amazing! Maybe i'll look up the 10K! Thank you Chaitali!

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  3. I didn't realize you did the 5k and the half! Super duper girlfriend. Sorry to hear about those shin splints. I randomly got them once about 8 years ago but I haven't since.

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    1. Yes! Everybody around me thought I was crazy, but I wanted to do it since last year. It was fun! I only regret going too slow on the 5K.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your shin splints. Hope they were ok for your races. Way to get your races done in the hot weather! Great pics! Love the hot air balloon one and the last one with runners along the Susquehanna River!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! The shin splints were no issue for the races, only for the week leading up to it. Still icing them, just in case. Thank you! it was a weekend of beautiful views!

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  5. I enjoyed your IG pics :) It was HOT here too LOL It was killing me. It looks like you had a really cool spot for a race and the balloons were really pretty to watch i bet!
    It was good to go easy on the legs and leg the muscles heal from the shin splints a bit, you got to protect your bones :)

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    1. It was a great course! Wait until you see the pictures of the views!! it was amazing!

      Thank you Karen!

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  6. Aww, I'm sorry I missed all your IG pics this weekend! Can't wait to hear about these races!!!

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  7. I'm looking forward to your recap of your races. But what are posterior shin splints?

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    1. Thank you Wendy! Have you never had shin splints?

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  8. In December I'm signed up to do a 5k on Saturday and then the half on Sunday. It should be interesting ! Great job on yours!!

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    1. It is so much fun Tricia! just make sure to stretch and roll after the 5K.

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  9. Congratulations! I've never done a challenge like that. It's so cool they had hot air balloons at the race. I've actually never spectated at a half or full marathon, just 5ks. I'm looking forward to your recap. Thanks for linking, Ana!

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