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I’m spent!

by Megan

Wow, I worked hard today!

First was a trip to the grocery store with both kids and an almost overflowing cart full of food. Luckily, I have the best behaved kids in the world (yes, I know that will come back to haunt me), and the errand wasn’t too difficult. Also, it was (is) nice to have a house full of food! I’m going to be trying out some of the recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest, so I’ll be reporting on those!

Our afternoon was pretty relaxed, but then in the evening I ran 3.5 miles, no walking or stopping, including a steep hill halfway through, and then we went up to the basketball game, where Daniel’s band was playing, and I completed my PT workout there, which involved 100 meter sprints, burpees, and kettleball lifting. And yes, that meant I was carting around two kids (one in a carseat) AND a 25-pound kettlebell.

So I’m tired, but I feel awesome. I don’t know if I mentioned this, but my best friend’s husband (also my husband’s cousin) is interested in becoming a personal trainer, and when my friend mentioned this, I half-jokingly said he could practice on me anytime. Next thing I knew, he was texting me about my goals and emailing me a weekly workout plan! I would be a complete fool to turn down or slack off on FREE personal training, right?! And his workouts have been great so far! They are really short (like 10 minutes or less so far), but INTENSE. I have been sore all week. It’s awesome.

Running is going well. I’m still depressingly slow, and I honestly don’t think that will improve a whole lot before race day, but the most important thing is that I finish the race. I also really want to run the whole thing, even if I might finish sooner with walking intervals. Actually having that race date looming is making a huge difference in my training (thank you, Daniel), because I can’t slack off, and I know I would otherwise. For that reason, I think I might need to sign up for a half-marathon after this race!

And now goodnight!

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