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- Another week has flown by, and it has been pretty uneventful. I’m in the middle of reading two books – The Last Camellia and Forever, Interrupted. Trying to catch up on the Sarah Jio books I still hadn’t read, and it’s good so far. It’s pretty suspenseful and a very quick read. Forever, Interrupted is the only TJR book I haven’t read, and honestly I had been putting it off, because I knew it would be a really emotional read. And it has been, but I’m still enjoying it.
- Last weekend was a lot of fun. Ran my second 5k on Saturday and had a blast. It was perfect weather, and I was happy with my time considering all the hills (which I haven’t trained a lot for). Sunnie’s cough returned on Saturday, so we spent the rest of the day resting to try to kick it.
- Sunday she woke up feeling much better, thankfully, since we had plans to meet her bestie and her mom at the movies to see The Peanuts Movie. Sunnie loves all things Charlie Brown and has been talking about seeing this movie for months. It’s super cute, and she loved it!
- I’m ready for a low key, relaxing weekend. We have zero plans, and I think that’s a good thing. My husband is now fighting the crud, and I don’t want Sunnie to get it back. A weekend of rest is what we all need.
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And this beauty came in the mail yesterday. Another for my CoHo collection!
#FitReaders co-hosted by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About. I joined FitReaders, because I thought it would be a great way to help me stay motivated. It’s always more fun with support of your blog friends!
Another 5k in the books, and it was a great experience. My friend, Nela, ran it with me. I couldn’t have asked for more perfect running weather! The sun was shining, and it was cool, but not too cold. There were some brutal hills, but even with the hills slowing me down a bit, I averaged a 9:45 min/mile, and finished at 30:16. I didn’t beat my last race time, but I’m really happy with it! It was a great event – over 800 people were signed up to run, walk, or bike ride – and all of the money raised went to benefit local families with leukemia and leukemia research. I definitely plan to sign up for it again next year!
My own little victory from this race was the fact that I finished it feeling really good, and like I could’ve kept running. The entire time I ran it, except for that last hill, I felt strong, and it seemed almost easy to me. Maybe it was a fluke and I just happened to have a good running day, but I am thrilled that all my training is paying off! Running has really changed my life, and I’m so grateful.
Now I have my eye out for the 2016 race schedule to see what other races I can sign up for. I’m definitely ready to try a 10k!
On a side note, I ran this morning and was experiencing some knee pain yet again. It comes and goes, but today has been the worst. I’m not even sitting at my desk at work, because it hurts less to stand (thank goodness we have stand up desks!). I’m doing exercises to help, but I think the biggest issue is my shoes. They have a lot of miles on them, and I’m told they are the worst running shoes, although I have loved them up until recently. So, I’m on the hunt for better running shoes, to see if that will help my knee issues. My friend Nela had the same issue and recently got a pair of Asics (she had the same Nikes as me before), and she swears the new shoes have made a world of difference. I guess it’s time for me to go shopping!
I was surprised to see they caught me crossing the finish line when the race coordinator sent out the event pictures!