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Momma Kiss: Running. Again.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Running. Again.

Big Happenin's around the town this past weekend.

On Sunday, I ran in a road race. I had registered for it in March (after running my first EVAH 5k. In the rain. And sleet.) Anyway - I had registered hoping that the weather would be better. Go Figure, living in New England, rain was predicted. And cold. So the night before I'm all "do I go? do I sleep in? do I drink more of this wine?" while checking the hourly forecast for Boston...and since it said 38 degrees and Rain at 8am on Sunday - I went to bed having decided I was NOT going.

And then I got up at 6.15 on Sunday, checked the weather again, and no rain. Still cold. But just showers in the forecast. I brushed my teeth, slapped on the sneakers and drove into Boston.

Got to admit, it was really really cool to be in Copley Square. This lil 5k was a pre-cursor to the Boston Marathon on Monday and I’m pretty sure some people were running it as a ‘warm-up’ to the big event. Not to mention, my time was so slow, the winner could have easily lapped me.

Point is – I finished it. My time was better than that race in March (by a few minutes) and I feel good just doing it.

So much that I napped for 3 hours that afternoon ;)

[my view at the start. well, my camera's view - i'm vertically challenged]

[the finish line. and no, i was NOT in that wheelchair]

[my "friend" and I {she always ropes me into this shit} at the start]

And then yesterday (Monday) – Massachusetts has this holiday…Patriot’s Day (or Evacuation day?). Pretty much they made a holiday to give some people the day off to watch the Marathon or go to a Sox game or just drink on the side of the street.

As the Marathon goes straight through the middle of our town, Daycare closes.  We took the day off and went to watch the race w/ the boys. They loved it. Truly loved it. The wheel chairs were “racin’ cars.” The people running with artificial limbs had “robot legs.” And just watching the thousands of people go by, doing what many can’t do, well, it was a good morning.

And in the afternoon? As those runners were crossing the finish line in Boston? I napped.


Getting old ROCKS!

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Blogger Moooooog35 said...

I woke up.

That was pretty much the extent of my cardio for the day.

4/20/10, 10:40 AM  
Blogger JenJen said...

Hi dammit!
What a great day for you! Added to the karma bucket.
love you

4/20/10, 10:58 AM  
Blogger The mad woman behind the blog said...

So jealous of your run and good for you improving your time!

Oh, yeah, I'm jealous of your naps too! Can your hubs babysit mine and Mad so I can?

4/20/10, 12:31 PM  
Blogger Corinne said...

I'm dying to take the kids down for the marathon one year. Hubby used to work at a company that had Patriot's Day off, but now... not so much. The only downfall of his current job )

And AWESOME job finishing on Sunday!

4/20/10, 4:34 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Moooooog35 - LMAO!!!! Pretty much what I did on Sunday too.

MK I'm super proud of you & inspired by you. Really. Almost makes me want to sign up for a 5k.



4/20/10, 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Tired Mom Tésa said...

Good for you! I wanted to run a 5k last summer and never got around to it. I'm thinking about it again this summer. Thanks for the inspiration!

4/27/10, 2:16 PM  

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