This year’s Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K is on June 26, 2016. I’ve run this 5K the past 3 years, and it is one of my favorites in the area! I love that it is such a celebration of women’s running and is a very well-organized event. Besides just being one of my favorite summer races, here are my 5 reasons why YOU should run the Baltimore Women’s Classic (BWC) 5K:
Happy (Belated) St. Patrick's Day! While I'm not even the slightest bit Irish, I wholeheartedly enjoy pulling out some green and getting into the spirit, and this year that included participating in Sunday's Under Armour Kelly St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5k, for the first time since 2013. Even though that was 3 years ago, I vividly remember that 5k, mainly because I really had to use the restroom, so I was highly motivated to run as fast as possible. I also overlooked the fact that there was no bag check, and opted to run with the UA knapsack on my back...rookie mistake.
Our friend Dr. Kovacs from Medstar Health discusses what you need to know to be prepared and stay healthy during next weekends 5K!
Nagging medical issue? Dr. Kovacs is taking over the Charm City Run Twitter to answer your questions next Tuesday, March 8th from 12-1pm! Follow us, then ask away! Medstar will also be hosting a free injury clinic at all Charm City Run stores on Saturday, March 19th. Click here to register.
About Dr. Kovacs
Dr. Kovacs is a primary care physician board certified in family medicine, and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He practices at the Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where he sees patients from childhood through adulthood for non-operative orthopaedic and sport- related issues. Dr. Kovacs is also Team Physician for Towson University Football.
I like to think I’m a pretty adventurous person. I’ve traveled Europe on my own. I try any food that is put in front of me (I even ate jellyfish once!). I have jumped off of cliffs and gone white water rafting. I’ve even opened up to a crowd of hundreds of people on a stage in the middle of Times Square. Where am I going with this? Well, naturally I was intimidated by each and every one of those moments, but the common outcome has been that overcoming the intimidation has led me to some pretty spectacular experiences in my short 22 years of living.
I am a twenty-two year old ex-high school 3-sport athlete, and I have never run more than one mile straight in my life. Sprints, lifting, light jogs, 1-mile runs; those are the exercises I’m used to, so the thought of completing a 5K in anticipated cold weather was embarrassingly intimidating to me.