Anyway, I ran 7 miles yesterday. I made sure to stretch A LOT before and after and I feel soooo much better this time. Sunday was my neighborhood's annual turkey trot... a 5K or 10K run. I didn't sign up, but did my regular run and actually ran alongside them for a mile. I must say that it is incredibly motivating to run with a group of people. Watching the people you pass and trying to gain on those ahead of you..... That mile was the easiest I ever ran. I got to my 2.5 mark and was so excited because I ran it 27 seconds faster than last week! I think that I am now running at least a 6.0 outside because when I tried to do my usual run on the treadmill (5.3) it was just way too slow. Anyway the 7 miles took me 72 minutes. I had told Jon and the kids I was only going to do a short run cause of the leg pain, but it felt so good to run that I did the whole 7. When I got back Emily, my sweet and innocent one said: "Mommy, you were gone for so long I thought you ran to Wisconsin!" Hahahaha, she's so cute.
I finally got my new tire put on today. I had been driving on my spare for almost 3 months. But then again my spares are huge, just like my normal tires. Anyway, while they were putting it on I walked a couple blocks to Toys R Us and got some holiday shopping done. I apparently forgot about the fact that my car wasn't in the parking lot, and let me just tell you that 5 bags of playdough sets, blocks, hot wheels stuff, and giant coloring books are pretty darn heavy. And those 2 blocks felt like 2 miles. My arms were burning and I was quite sweaty when I got back to the dealership. But at least I got most of it done.
Anyway, kids are home early from school today so I'm gonna go hang with them.
Sorry for neglecting you all!!!!!! But I'm back!