@Ranshiin Well cleaning is one of those things that just needs done. I hate doing it, but I hate when its messy even more. I'd take a whole day of back breaking logging as opposed to 1hr of cleaning, but you got to take the good with the bad. I spent nearly all day sunday cleaning too. Usually I like to keep things neat and 'clean as I go' but some rooms like the basement gets neglected for a long time and stuff piles up. I spent most of the day just organizing and cleaning in the basement.
PinkGalaxies @Thefringedninja I did a 5k on saturday myself actually... probably my last race of the year, not sure. Its the only local race where I live, my small town puts on a fair called the Old Time Farming Festival. Its actually really neat, well at least if you like antique tractors and old fashioned stuff.
It was the 3rd time I ran this race but the first time doing it barefoot. Actually when I ran it last year it was my last shod race, so this is a good comparison to see what my barefoot training has done this year. Although I have mainly been training for longer slower runs, not short fast ones. Last year was 22:58 which was my fastest ever 5k after getting back into running. Its a pretty small race, usually just 2-3 dozen and half of that is the local schools crosscountry team. Well this year they had a meet and were not present. I actually thought I had a chance of winning it, and I would have if they guy tailing me the whole way wouldnt have passed me right at the end! 2nd place and 20:05! Thats getting back into my highschool crosscountry times... never thought I'd be that fast again.
A gal I know that does barefoot running too (I ran the Columbus 1/2 marathon with her, we were the only two barefooters lol) next weekend she'll be running the NorthCoast 24 hour endurance run (http://www.northcoast24.org/) now thats some crazy stuff there. The winners are usually 150+ miles wowza. The cool thing is you just run as much as you want to, you can stop anytime. Its scored on how many miles you get in 24hrs. I can't imagine running 150 miles or for 24 hours straight! But sounds like fun so maybe someday! Hannah you rock, good luck next weekend!