I can't believe it's already Thursday! This week has been super busy and just flew by!
County Music Half Marathon in Nashville this morning. I know, I know....cutting it close. I never, ever register more than 2 weeks in advance for a race. The reason is because hubby's work schedule can change dramatically from one week to the next and I never know if I will have someone to watch the 3 princes. I have lost money on several races because his schedule changes or a babysitters falls through....most of the time on the smaller races I register the morning of the race. Thankfully, none of the races I've register for have been full. I was a little concerned about this one because it is such a popular race, but there were no problems.
2. I'm having shoe issues that I hope to have resolved before the half. First of all, let me say that when you get a new pair of running shoes it is not a good idea to run 11 miles in them the first day.....uh-duh.....and then a 6 miler the second day...double uh-duh..... you are supposed to ease new running shoes into your running routine. Yesterday, I took a mandatory rest day to stretch and ice my knees, thighs, and hips, which were all throbbing. Yesterday I also had serious doubts to whether or not I could run a half in sub 2hrs. Funny how a little pain can totally shake you. A product of my own stupidity.
Today I donned my "old" running shoes on a 4.92 mile run and I feel FANTASTIC. Seriously, I guess I babied myself just right yesterday because today I have NO pain but better than that....I have no doubts. Really I have no doubts because my faith in God is so much stronger than my faith in myself. I know that I will fail myself over and over again, but God will never fail me and that gives me the confidence to know that I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me(Phil 4:13), and that includes running a sub 2hr half marathon!
3. Me and 4 of my girlfriends are taking a KID-FREE and HUBBY-FREE vacation!! It has been years since I have had an all girls getaway! A friend of mine has a condo right on the ocean we will be staying at. We are going right before Mother's Day as a mother's day gift to ourselves! I can not be more excited! What I'm really looking forward to is sleeping past 5:30am.....wow have my vacation expectations really changed since I've had kids!!!:)
Hope you all have a fantastic day and a blessed weekend!!
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