I haven’t posted a running update for way too long. That is because I haven’t been running regularly for way too long. (And, I’m sure you have noticed I haven’t been blogging as often — life has been way too crazy lately.)
But I really am going to make an effort to get back on track with both running and blogging. As the weather is about perfect in South Florida now, the treats and food temptations are at an all-time high and any likelihood for depression is greatest being away from my family for the holidays, I really need to focus on running and getting back into a routine. And that started today with the Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot 5k.
I had never done this race before, but I thought it would be great to get up, run around the Island of Palm Beach and start my day. Little did I know it wouldn’t even be 50° at race time. (I know, I know, it’s November. But it’s Florida. And I don’t have warm running clothes. And my lungs aren’t used to exercise in this weather. So there is all that.)
It was a well-organized race with a great, easy route. There were about 600 to 800 runners, so it was a nice size, not too big and not too small. And because it is the town of Palm Beach, the shirt is supersoft and nice, on par with the one I got at my Fourth of July 8k this year. Yes, this is my second holiday race this year, and I’m really digging these holiday races. Great way to start probably my two favorite holidays.
As I said, I haven’t been running much; it was two weeks since my last run, in fact! But I was really happy with my time considering the weather and my lack of preparation.
I still have an arch ache a lot when I run. I had it about 1.5 miles into this run. ¡No bueno! So I need to stretch more every day, and I need new running shoes. This will be my third pair ever, and for my second pair I got the same I had before (Adidas Supernova), but I kind of want to try new shoes. I have overpronation and flat feet. What running shoes/brands do you love?
Also, it’s that time of year for fun runs in full effect in South Florida, and I need to find some new runs. What fun races would you recommend in South Florida?