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Whether you workout before work or after work, chances are if you workout outside you'll be working out in the darkness or very dim light.

And one of my major pet peeves is to see runners or walkers or cyclists or really anyone out and about who doesn't make sure that they can be seen.

Because the majority of my workouts are before Hubby goes to work, and usually I'm solo, safety has always been a priority for me. And when I say that I won't run outside in the dark / low light/ fog without my Noxgear, I'm serious.

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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....


  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! :)

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


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