Exciting news! I am officially registered for the Aflac Iron Girl 15K and 5K Run and Walk. The race takes place in Clearwater, Florida, and Iâ€™m going to race the 15K distance â€“ my fifth 15K! Hopefully, Iâ€™ll set a new personal record (my PR is 1:23:30, which I set last February).
This race kicks off this season of the Iron Girl event series, which takes place in 12 cities and including a variety of run/walks, duathlons, and triathlons. The Iron Girl event series is just for women and raises money for the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Is there a race near YOU?
- Clearwater, FL: April 10, 2010
- Del Mar, CA: May 8, 2010
- Lake Las Vegas, NC: May 15, 2010
- Atlanta, GA: June 27, 2010
- Racine, WI: July 31, 2010
- Syracuse, NY: August 7, 2010
- Columbia, MD: August 22, 2010
- Boulder, CO: August 28, 2010
- Seattle, WA: September 12, 2010
- Bloomington, MN: September 26, 2010
- Tempe, AZ: November 14, 2010
If you decide to register for any Iron Girl event, use coupon code CCIGCLHTP2 (case sensitive) for $10 off online event entry! It will expire on April 7.
I actually interviewed Judy Molnar, the vice president of Iron Girl, last April. You can read the full interview on this post. Judy is SO amazing â€“ she used to weigh 330 pounds, but after a scary doctorâ€™s appointment, decided to turn her life aroundâ€¦ she has even raced in the Kona Ironman Championship!
According to Judy, â€œIron Girl offers the opportunity to enter a race, for, and about women. As a participant, you are less nervous and fearful knowing you will be part of an amazing, supportive community of like-minded women. Iron Girl fosters camaraderie and a passion for healthy living, not just competition.â€
If youâ€™re interested in doing a womenâ€™s only event, I really suggest you check out the Iron Girl events page â€“ I think itâ€™s going to be really special and fun! And I want to say â€œthank you!â€ to Iron Girl for sponsoring my participation in the race. 🙂
In light of my exciting Iron Girl news, I decided to go on a short, but fast run this morning:
- Distance: 4.0 miles
- Duration: 37:51
- Mile 1: 9:42
- Mile 2: 9:46
- Mile 3: 9:49
- Mile 4: 8:35 (Weeee!)
That last mile KILLED me â€“ in a good way!
Since I am currently triathlon training, I have to squeeze in a swim later todayâ€¦. I hate two-a-days, but sometimes they are the only way to get all my workouts done!
Post-run lunch was a yummy sweet potato, black bean, and spinach wrap:
Donâ€™t be afraid of this wrap combo â€“ it is SO good!
Plus, 1/4 cantaloupe on the side:
And some crackers and cheese:
If youâ€™re a women, have you ever done a womenâ€™s-specific event? What was your experience like? If you havenâ€™t done one, would you like to do a womenâ€™s event? Why or why not?