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Week Five of training for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K in Tampa is done!
This week was a fun fit for my Hot Chocolate Training Journal. There were 3 holidays to sketch and paint: National Pumpkin Day, National Chocolate Day and Halloween.
Keep reading to see my painting and running progress.
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Week 5: How It Started
Week 5: How It Ended
I managed to get in most of my miles this week. Sunday's long run was a little short, but overall I'm happy with my workouts. I'm still following my training program. It feels like I'm gaining strength and endurance.
As far as my watercolors — I really enjoyed the sketches and painting this week. My sketches get the ideas across, but I'm hopeful for more improvement. I'd love to get the perspective right more often. I keep reminding myself that just like running, artwork is a process.
I love watercolors as much as I love running. They're both peaceful, zen-like activities for me. I can't think of anything better than listening to music and getting lost in these endeavors.
Hot Chocolate 15K + National Chocolate Day
National Chocolate Day and a Hot Chocolate 15K are best friends! You'll find most of these chocolate goodies when you run a Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K.
Honestly, #HC15K hot chocolate is the best (BEST) I've ever tasted. You can sample hot chocolate at the expo before the race, and the finish line after the race. You also get chocolate, marshmallows and fondue in your finishers cup. Yum!
Pennsylvania Pumpkin Patch
I finished off the week with a rusty truck in a pumpkin patch.
I think this sketch could be a lot better — but it's a start, and a great memory from last October. The rusty spots turned out okay, but my perspective needs work.
Overall, I'm happy with my sketchbook training journal. It's a fun challenge and an effective way to track my progress for the Hot Chocolate 15K on December 19. Just 7 weeks until race day!
Next up — NOVEMBER and more intense race training!
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