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Using An App To Help Me Stay On Path

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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

Treadmill - 4 Miles

I ran 4.1 miles today on the Treadmill at the gym. It was a long boring 4.1 miles, but I kept reminding myself to be thankful that I can at least run. I had hoped to run 6, but my hip and lungs just wouldn't allow it. I go back to PT next week. Although, I'm not really sure why I am going. We can't seem to pinpoint what exactly it is that I am doing wrong when walking/running. I think when I get tired, I just lose my form.

It's raining now and more rain predicted for tomorrow. Maybe I can get a run in on Sunday though. I miss the long runs and the feeling of accomplishment. I suppose I'll just have to set new goals for myself, like less mileage but work on form and pace. Overall, I can't complain about today's workout. I left the gym exhausted, sweaty and feeling good about myself.

Chelsey Morris Memorial Run 5K

It was my first race (post/during) injury. I was told to just 'run it'. Don't go all out, just run. But I REALLY wanted to come in under 28. My PR was in 2003 in MS and was 28:32. Slow for most 'real' runners, but it was what I could do. It was a difficult course as that it was hilly. It started off flat, went downhill, then a steep incline with a gradual incline for about a mile, leveled off again with an incline right at the end. I must say that I gave it all I had on this race. Around mile 2.5, I was struggling. But I knew that if I could just hold out that I could beat my PR. As I came up near the finish, I saw the clock and I gave it one final push. I came in at 27:48. Pleased doesn't even begin to describe what I was feeling at the time. Ok, as I crossed the finish line, nausea was what I was feeling. But quickly that feeling was replaced with a feeling of accomplishment. I did it.