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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

Well This Was A First

In case you haven't realized it by now, I'm a planner. I'd plan my poops if I could. So yeah, you get the idea. And my schedule called for a 10 miler today. So the idea of running a 5K never really entered my mind until a friend mentioned running it. And even then I sort of just blew it off. I mean, I hadn't planned on doing it, and I was supposed to get in a long run.

But as the day went on yesterday, I thought .. Why not? I could decide the day of (yeah I know, so not me).

I set an alarm for 6:40am to give myself time 'to decide' this morning what it was going to be. Lil Man got up at 6:16am so an alarm wasn't needed. I was up early. I had time. I haven't run a 5K race in almost 2 years. I was curious to see how I would do. Honestly, I was a little nervous. I know right? I finished a Marathon 3 weeks ago, and I was nervous about 3.1.

But I text my friend and told her I would be there.

The weather was great. I told myself that I was just going to run it and see what happened. And you know, I did ok! I didn't PR, and I knew it wasn't realistic for that to happen. But I guess I did PR post Lil Man being born. So in one sense it was a PR ;) And I ran a fairly even pace (for me). Mile 1 was 8:55, 8:43, 8:51. My overall time was 27:22.

I didn't place in my age group. Apparently these 40 year old women really know how to run fast. But it was a good race for me.

I got home, changed out of my sweaty clothes. Put on fresh running clothes. Made sure the family was ok, and headed out again for some more miles. (I blew off my long run today remember?). So I opted for 5 very hilly miles. And boy were my legs feeling it. I struggled through 5 miles, but I got it done. My training pace is supposed to be 10:45. I averaged 10:50. I figure that is close enough.

I'm one tired running Momma... but housework awaits....

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  1. It's fun to be random sometimes! Great race!! :)
    I LOVE that you decided to do a hilly route after you ran a 5k! You rock! :)

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    1. Thanks. I felt guilty for blowing off my LR :)

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