Intensity and focus increased this week as a result of my last couple 5Ks and my first 10K of this year. Here’s what that looked like.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and on its first day, Lucy Liu became just the second Asian-American woman to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her speech, Lucy paid tribute to Anna May Wong, the first woman who received her star in 1960 – almost 60 years ago.
It was a painful week. Forreals.
It’s been a minute, but here you go.
- Unpopular Opinion. This created quite a stir on Twitter, especially among New Yorkers – even NY Democrat and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer chimed in. I am totally down with this. More surface area to put more cream cheese on. If you like a denser bite, then put two slices together, but you still have more cream cheese. I like the control this slicing affords you.
My next handful of races are all 5K and 10K distance. One of the things that may have been tripping me up is my inability to commit to training specifically for these shorter distances. I was all over the place with what distance I wanted to do, telling my coach I wouldn’t mind being able to try to run a fast 100m race. Well, that is entirely different training and counterproductive to running a strong 5K and 10K. On the other end, I had my sights on a strong half marathon race at the end of May, so I was hoping to fold in the shorter distances into my training schedule, but again, not really committed to any of these in particular. Not only did I not take into account that I would have to have a particular race strategy, but also my training would have to be different. So this week I finally made the commitment to train for these shorter distances specifically for the next few months. Here’s how it went.
First race of 2019 – the Cottontail 5K! Here is how my prep week and race went. It was a mixed bag for sure.
Frustrating week of training as I didn’t get the runs in that I needed to. My schedule got wonky, so there was no long run, and it just seems that I haven’t been able to get into any consistent type of routine. Anyway, here’s how things went.