The past two weeks have flown by!
My training in Week 9 was in preparation for my first 8k - ever! I was really intimidated by the distance and the heat. Arizona's "spring" is really an aggressive jolt into summer and the temperature was rising quickly.
I went out to Glendale for the 5th Annual Kiss Me I'm Irish Run. I couldn't believe how many people were there! Over 2500 runners - all waiting to get their morning run done in exchange for free green beer. The route was diverse, though crowded. I had to take a few walking breaks but I powered through with a pace I was really proud of.
In Week 10, I focused on toning my body up. Lots of weight workouts and short distance runs. I'm trying to be cognizant of varying my workouts and keeping my body agile.
I also participated in a basketball shoot-out competition at work, during which I tanked in fashion. Doesn't matter how fit I am - I still suck at basketball.