Bolder Boulder 10k

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Ever since I heard of the Bolder Boulder 10k race back in 2009, I knew it was something that I wanted to be part of one day. My aunt (that lives in Denver) had told Greg and I all about it on our first race and said that it was a crazy, fun event and something that we must participate in sometime. A few months ago, when we found out that we were going to be living in Colorado by the end of April, I went ahead and signed Greg and I up! And then when my friend Brie planned to visit us during Memorial Day weekend, she signed up too!

I’ve run several 10k races in my life, but I’ve always been on some kind of cardio routine beforehand and had gotten at least a few 5 mile runs in before race day. Well, before Sunday (the day before the race) I hadn’t done any cardio in over a month! I’ve been following the LiveFit Trainer program, which strictly says no cardio for the first four weeks. In fact, that last cardio exercise session I did was teaching Spinning right before we moved- on April 23rd! I didn’t really think it would be a big deal though- because from what I had heard about the race was that most people just run it for fun and there are plenty of things that you’ll want to stop for anyway along the route (which I’ll get to in a minute). And that’s exactly what I planned on doing- “running” the course for fun.

I did the first workout for week 5 of LiveFit Sunday, which introduced cardio back into the routine. I ran a mile and a half on the treadmill (followed by the elliptical) and hated it. It’s funny – I used to think that lifting weights was the most boring thing in the world and could do cardio forever – but my opinion has definitely changed! I’m hoping to get back to a place where I appreciate both equally.

Anyway- back to the race. Greg, Brie and I arrived nice and early for our 8:03 start time. And I was feeling good!

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