So guys, this is the start of a new lifestyle, as a blogger. I’ve never thought about doing this, but it is always great to share your thoughts on the many aspects of life. I am using this blog as a way to share my experiences with my weight loss journey, my food experiences, optometry school, my friends, and any other cool stuff that happen through the day that get me going. Well, that’s all for intros, check me out later
So today’s plan was to just go to Track Shack and pick up my race packet then get an oil change. Then, more and more plans happened until finally, I did so much more.
What actually happened:
Looks like I deviated from the plan a bit. Luckily, since I felt like a fatty, I decided to go on a run in my neighborhood, which made me feel a little better. Ran about 1.5 miles then went to blog. Anyways, nice day with helloorganics drifting from my workout plan. Its all good lol
So here’s the deal, I ran a 5K this morning and I’m not gonna lie, it was kinda hard this time. My legs were already shot from playing basketball the day before, so I was really scared that I would not be able to even do it. Turned out that I did fine, but it got me thinking, why do I even do these races?
You see with 5Ks, it’s not all running and tiring yourself out. There is so much more. Normally, I can’t even run this distance when I am running at the gym. But when there are all these people running, I am able to run non-stop and try to better myself. It’s just that mindset that I cannot get if I wasn’t in a race. So if you are thinking about doing a 5K, this is my take on that.
Best time: 29:22
Not bad considering I had sore legs and ankles from yesterday and was only 50 seconds more than my previous time. If I was 100% today, I think I could have beaten my time. I got to the 1 mile mark at about 8:08 which would be my fastest mile too, so I was on track but its all good. I definitely do NOT recommend running on a bad set of legs.
Tip of the day: Don’t do any exercise the day before the race.
P.S. I wore my Do Life shirt to this race too. Thanks Ben Davis (bendoeslife)
Today was a nice run in Baldwin Park. For those of you who don’t know, Baldwin Park is a nice area of Orlando which features very nice houses and exquisite shopping and dining options, but most importantly, the views. At Baldwin, there is a long running trail that circles around Lake Baldwin. Me and my friend helloorganics went around for a run today and probably will go again tomorrow. We had a fun time and photoshoot.
Here’s me stretching
Looks like Cali
At the bridge
Look at all the goodies for my 5k on Saturday! Operation Giveback 5k @ UCF tomorrow to support the troops. Glad to be doing a 5k with my bro and future sister-in-law for the troops.
Its so dumb how I can’t do screenshots on my phone without some long drawn out process, so I went ghetto on you by using the mac camera lol. Anyways, here’s a breakdown of the race today:
Mile 1: Ran through a new bridge that was set up at UCF that wasn’t there when I went there. Made my way through all the slow people that started too far up than they should have. Ran through some tough hills. Got a gatorade at the water station. Got a gatorade almost thrown all over me by a passer by runner.
Mile 2: Ran around the circle again, but the inner one this time. Saw a dude that kept stopping and I was gonna go tell him to keep going, he’s almost there, but he would walk and then start running again before I could make it to him. I passed by a dude with one leg too, which was cool, since the race was about wounded veterans.
Mile 3.1: Long haul. Took a water at the 2 mile mark and it stayed on my side inside my stomach, bouncing along with every step. That was the hardest mile as I tried to breathe away the side pain thing (I forgot what its called). Finally, when I saw the 3 mile mark, I sprinted to the end past the one fully uniformed police officer, lol. Anyways, this was my best race so far, so I’m glad its over.
One milestone down, next: get under 29 min.
On a side note, in other countries, do they call milestones kilometerstones?