It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so you know what that means… the Kickoff 5k took place this morning at Arrowhead Stadium! Last year, Amy and I volunteered this race, and it was cold, wet, and sleeting. Gross!
This year, Amy and I had plans to run this race! With my knee issues, I decided to do a walk/run to try to ease back into running, because I think last time after 2 weeks off running, I did too much too fast, and so this time, I knew I wanted to take it easy.
Amy and I picked up our packets and hoodies (race hoodies!) Saturday afternoon, and then I laid out the first Flat Renee of 2016.
Sunday morning, we headed out to Arrowhead Stadium with over 500 fellow running friends, and ran a 5k before the Super Bowl this evening!
My walk/run plan went really well, and I am happy to report that I have a tired and stiff knee, but little to no of the pinchy, naggy pain that I’ve had over the last 6 months. I ran on the grass as much as I could, and did half a mile of running followed by 1 minute of walking, repeating until the race was over.
My finish time was about 4 minutes slower than my PR from last summer. That makes me happy, because I walked for 5 minutes, total, and felt pretty good overall, especially my knee.
I met up with Amy after the race (she had a PR! yay!!) and we visited with some friends, then headed home.
All in all, this was a fun little race, and I’m so happy that my knee cooperated! I’m not really one to celebrate the Super Bowl, or have a big party, but for those who are, this is a fun race to start off the day!