I love to run. It’s a fairly new love affair; and lately my love tank has been close to empty. I’m busy with school, I’m trying to balance life, and I’m really lacking in the motivation department. I mean, after a clinicals, working overnights on the weekend, and squeezing in a long walk with the dogs, I’m pretty much on empty by mid-week. The cycle starts all over again on Thursday. I have all but given up on my Pikermi training. I think I’m averaging about 3-5 miles a week!
I also love beer. With Fall just hitting its stride, I’m anticipating enjoying Pumpkin Ales, Hoppy Ales, you name it! Right now it seems that my beer intake is over shadowing my mileage. This has got to change!
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I found the perfect combination of both of my loves: running and beer. I joined a run club that is sponsored by a neighborhood brewery. It’s a ton of fun, and the runs are broken down into 1, 3, and 5 mile routes that end in hanging out and sampling beers.
Tonight, I participated in NoDa Brewery’s RunFest. It was the perfect combination of running, socializing, and beer dranking! RunFest is a joint charity effort by TrySports and Running Works. A donation of gently worn running gear or $5 goes towards helping fund running groups and skills building workshops for the homeless community. I was all in!
I did a slow and easy 3 mile run. I worked in some intervals due to some flaring back issues. That’s a whole other story. I finished in just under 37 minutes…I think. My runkeeper app kept dropping its GPS signal. So I can’t really say how fast I was running. Whatever!
I think I’m on an upswing with my running game. I’m planning to register for a couple of races in October, and still plan on nailing a 1/2 marathon in February!