It’s Monday! Last week, I did some cross training but I won’t bore you with details on the trashy TV (and seemingly endless political ads) I watched on the elliptical.
On Wednesday, I volunteered at The Big Run 5K, which was hosted by Fleet Feet Mt. Pleasant and Summerville. Originally I signed up to run this months ago when I *thought* my hamstring was healing, but apparently not. I gifted my entry to Theresa and let the race director, Mike, know that I’d help instead. It’s tough to give your entry to a friend and show up to help at a race you hoped to run, especially on Global Running Day, but I wanted to be there for my friends running and for Mike.
I worked the packet pick up and race day registration, then went to the finish to hand out pint glasses. Everything went well- all the runners finished upright, uninjured (as far as we knew), and happy- or at least, not complaining on social media. When you’re not running and on the other side of race organization, uneventful events are the best events. Thanks Noah Moore of Noah Runs Real Estate for the great pics, too.
On Thursday, I helped at the Race the Landing 5K. These 5Ks are awesome for running, but also one of the most rewarding for volunteers. I love helping with the kids runs and giving out medals to the children, then giving out the finisher’s medals and water to the adults as well. You see runners who are 8 and smiling runners who are 80, because unlike many sports, running can be a lifelong sport.
At Race the Landing, we had a special ceremony pre-race to dedicate a bench in the park to Cindy Salyer. Cindy was one of my best friends and an avid Race the Landing volunteer– she helped at packet pick up while wearing a race number because she ran as well. This bench will carry on her legacy to everyone who visits Charles Towne Landing. Everyone wore red since that was Cindy’s favorite color, we had a prayer, and the park’s director said a few words about Cindy. It was a very touching ceremony and great move by Charles Towne Landing.
On Saturday, I went to Global Reddit Meetup Day at Frothy Beard Brewing Company and hung out with other /r/Charleston redditors while eating pizza and drinking craft beer. It was a fun time and great way to meet people and try new-to-me pizza. Everyone was pretty nice and it was fun hanging out for a few hours on a rainy Saturday.
The rest of the weekend was spent getting ready for the upcoming week. Clay and I went on a date to MOD Pizza (for salads) and the grocery store- hello, married life dates. We both have a super busy two weeks, especially since I have two software releases coming up at work to prepare for, so lots of long hours. Clay follows a keto diet so we meal prep on Sunday and do other time-saving measures to stay on track and ready for our busy weeks.
Summer is here- I hope everyone has a great week!
|Monday||45 min. BodyPump|
|Tuesday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
|Wednesday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Thursday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Friday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
|Saturday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Sunday||60 min. Elliptical|