I did it!  I did it!  When I was out for my run today I thought “hey, I might as well just an extra 2 miles and get that 22 miler out of the way.”  Do you ever have a run like that?  Usually that attitude would be caused by a super easy run feeling, but in this case, it was more out of convenience.  The weather was nice, and there was no wind (bonus!!) so I just kept running.  And I’m glad I did because at my turn around point I went into the woods and saw a deer.  I feel like I have to see some wildlife to really make my run worthwhile 🙂  I kept my run slow in the first part, in hopes to negative split the last half.  I did, but just by a little.  But hey, I did it!

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The first half of my run was to the outdoor mall.  I figured that a little too short because I had to run around the mall several times to get the required mileage in.  But on a good note, it was to see all of the merchants getting ready to open up the shops!  And it was kind of like window shopping since I stared at the merchandise as I ran past.  The second half of the run went out to the park, and it was pretty.  I haven’t run that direction in a while, so that was a nice change of scenery.  I got to see chickens in someone’s back yard.  The rooster was crowing.  I thought they only did that in the early morning!

The temperatures were around 34, so decided to wear the fleece tights again.  One more time.  I know I keep saying that, but it is hard to part ways with them!  To keep my hair tidy today, I decided to go with a braid.  Looking nice after my run!

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On my run I thought a lot about a lot of things.  I starting thinking about the Boston bombings and what a crazy thing that we were actually there!  What a horrible, horrible thing.  I wonder how much my kids will remember when they talk about it in history class someday.

After my run I took another soak in my tub.  It felt so good on my cold body!  Then, it was off to my volunteer job as “Copy Mom”.  Technically I was actually filling in for the other copy mom because she needed the day off.  Being Copy Mom totally rocked today because it only took me 15 mins to make copies!  I have been stuck making copies for more than an hour before, so that was a payback for those times I stayed so long.

I worked more on the school yearbook with Zoe by my side.  I think she misses Pico too.  I have found it quite interesting that she is more “loveable” now.  She is starting to follow me around, and I don’t mind it one bit.

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After dinner we just had to go to the neighborhood ice cream shop that just opened today for the season.  Especially to celebrate me going the distance today.  Yum yum yum!

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Looking forward to a relaxing, and productive (yearbook work!) weekend!

Q: Do you ever hear roosters crowing where you live??

A: When I was growing up, a neighbor owned peacocks and they used to crow all of the time!

Q: What are your favorite ice cream toppings?

A: Peanut butter and chocolate candies 🙂



6 thoughts on “22 done!”
  1. WOW you are such a machine!!!! That is awesome!! I know you said you had lots to think about during your run, but what else did you occupy your mind with? Did you listen to music? That is so crazy that you were there for the Boston bombings, glad you are ok! Is this time the first time you’ll be back since? We used to have wild peacocks on our land when I was little and oh my goodness, the noise those bad boys make! Like screaming! fave ice cream toppings: lollies in any form and sprinkles 🙂
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    1. Among many other random things I thought about, a lot of it was about food I was going to eat when I got home! I had a pretty solid plan that I was going to drive to McDonalds on the way home for a Shamrock shake (hoping they still had the seasonal treat), but I actually held off because of the pending trip to the ice cream store. Because, I only burned off 2000+ calories 🙂 I listened to music the whole time. I was challenging my iPod shuffle to see if I ever got any of my old favorites when I played it on shuffle mode, but none of them every surfaced. I think that’s some sort of scam (or my playlist doesn’t have those old songs anymore!).
      My husband did run the Boston marathon last year too. This will be his 5th consecutive year. It was odd because we didn’t know what was going on at the time because we were so close to the bombings, and outsiders were getting all of the news feeds. I still remember sending an email/text to my parents and coworkers saying “We are safe, but there are scary things going on here”. The whole city was shut down and it was oddly quiet. I was also amazed and thankful for all of the phone calls, texts and emails I got from all of my friends checking on us while it was happening. I never realized we had so many friends!!

  2. Love the country! Most of my running is done in the country! And, I love it! From bunny rabbits, deer, birds, butterflies to creepy snakes, I get to see so much of wild life and enjoy the fresh air! I definitely love the outdoors! I just discovered your blog, but look forward to reading future posts!!!! 🙂

    1. It was nice to get outside! Don’t be disappointed, but right now about 90% of my runs on the the treadmill because I’m training so early in the morning – and because of the never ending winter weather. But it’s all good – I love getting my workouts done before everyone gets out of bed.
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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