Yesterday, in honor of the holiday, I participated in the I <3 Momma 5k trail run, hosted by Chicago's own Muddy Monk! Though I'd done last week's Zombie Run Extreme obstacle course, I had never run a 5k straight up, so I went in a little nervous. By the end, though, I realized it doesn't really take that much to run a 5k, and finished with a sprint and a big smile! Muddy Monk will be posting times later this week, so I'll know my benchmark, but I'm already really pleased with the run. I walked for only one small section, less than five minutes, which actually surprised me! A huge thanks to my two new running buddies who stuck with me and helped me pace out the last mile!
The Muddy Monk group hosts trail runs throughout Chicago every year, including races of various lengths, anywhere from 5k to half-marathon. Their runs are cost-effective, and their swag is top-notch! Anyone in the Chicago area getting bored of standard road-based runs should check out http://muddymonk.com/ for more information about how to kick it up a notch and tackle Mother Nature!
Good luck, runners!
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