Happy Monday y’all! I have some exciting news to share…
I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be running in the upcoming Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women (#THP10K) on Monday, October 9th! (Columbus Day). It’s a day of encouragement and empowerment! While I’ve never run this race before, I’ve heard a TON of positive things about it. Tufts really has turned this day into a full celebration of health & fitness, and it’s very family friendly. There’s a 1K walk for kids, pre-race aerobic, post-race stretch and more! Last year they had over 7,000 runners, so our goal is to spread the word and have even more this year!
Fun Fact: There are at least 18 women who have run the race every year since its inception in 1977.
For more details you can view the course HERE, event details HERE & general info HERE. Below is the 2017 course we’ll be running. I hear that once you turn onto the Mass Ave bridge heading toward Cambridge, the view is just beautiful!
As the daughter of a runner (I’m talking 15+ marathons & Boston three times, under 3:30:00 people!), the wife of a personal trainer/fitness guru and a life-long sports athlete myself, this was a natural fit. Add in the fact that it’s a women’s race in a city I’ve grown to love (and never run a road race in), I am honored & excited to be a part of it.
Given that I do crossfit 4-5 times/week and I typically run a couple of miles here & there, I’d say I’m in pretty good shape; however, “running shape” is a different ballgame. This race is a 10K which means 6.2 miles. Needless to say, it’s something I’m going to have to train for. You can find my training plan here. My goal is to run the race in under 50 minutes. I realize that may be an easy task for many of you, but it’s going to be a challenge for me. It will be 6 consecutive miles at an 8:00 mile. (I foolishly thought I could do sub 45 but that’s just too fast for me!)
Training started last week…
So…why am I telling y’all all this? Well, I would absolutely LOVE to share this opportunity with you! You can sign up HERE and receive an extra 10% off (my code will be calculated at checkout). Whether you’re a casual worker-outer, a D1 athlete or just a woman who wants to run for other women, I hope you’ll consider joining me. All are welcome!
Who’s with me?!
Thank you to the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women for sponsoring this post.