Bad blogger alert!!! Actually I feel like that should read "Tired blogger alert." But don't worry, the majority of my exhaustion is a result of fun. :)
Starting with last week when Matt and Lola packed me up on a quick trip to Newfoundland so that I could attend a family graduation.
It was a blast to see everyone and go to my hometown since I hadn't been there in 3 years!!!
|My sisters and I and also my cousin who grew up with us so he is obviously like a brother. :)|
Mike gave me this to start saving for my future race registrations in, LOL.
|Us with Dad|
But no worries, I'll be back soon!
Someone also had a birthday since we last spoke! Lola is 8!!!! How did that even happen?!
|She thoroughly enjoyed a birthday cake timbit!|
It was also new shoe time: Yikes!
Just because, hehe.
I'm super excited to tell you that for my next marathon, which is CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am actually being coached, yes, for the first time ever. Greg from Project PB is going to help me kick butt in Chicago! Stay tuned.
And I am so loving my new tank from Hungry Runner Girl! I'm pretty sure anyone who has run a marathon can relate, LOL.
Courteney was so lovely to let me use hers last night for an easy run AND also for a 5k race that Matt and I did this morning! Them the benefits of runner friends who live very nearby! ;)
Like, I am so done with early morning wake ups, except for running of course. ;) For the first week of Summer Vacation beginning exactly on June 30, I will be ASLEEP!
|This was after two snoozes LOL. I literally always have some sort of race alarm|
set so I just thought a generic title would be best.
At the horn we were off!
I was easily led for the first mile that had some nice decline. Not a hill really, just a noticeable downgrade. 5ks are certainly not my fortay but Greg suggested we do it to see where we are and of course to show improvement over the next few months. PS I really suck at pacing in a 5k.
First mile = too fast (6:46)
Second Mile = more realistic for me right now (7:13)
Third mile = vomit churning in my belly (7:18).
I know...this was not good pacing. BUT, I can SO improve this. I just know it.
Here's Matt heading in for his 18:10 finish!
And here's ME! I crossed at 22:06 and was reunited with my breakfast oatmeal, LOL. #classy
Thanks to Tim for more awesome race photos!!!!!!!!!
Funny story: When I finished they asked me if I wanted a Medal or a Sticker? A STICKER?! LOL... how old DO I look? I really could not stop laughing at that! They even gave me a different medal than my adult friends...maybe the "KIDS" one. I'm still grinning. Too funny.
This race was super awesome! Close to home, very reasonable price, tech tee, medals and post race goodies! Definitely a race to do!
Lola and I watched an embarrassing number of X Files reruns this afternoon while we chilled in my Walking Dead blanket. That's just how we roll.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by the GGR blog.