After take 2 weeks to really hem and haw over running my second marathon in April I have decided to not continue training. I am still going to be running but I will be running when I want to run, now when I have to run. I just have too much going on right now that I am missing my training runs and then I feel terribly guilty for cheating myself out of that run and I can’t live like this. I already have a lot to focus on with my family, work and graduate school that throwing on more thing on the fire didn’t make sense. Plus, I can always run a fall marathon, too!
After having that weight lifted off of my shoulders, now I have time to focus on kicking my cold to the curb. I have had some serious sinus cold symptoms and running when I am sick is not fun at all. Really doing anything when you have a cold is not fun.
Carah ran in her second 5k on Saturday and knocked it out of the park with a 33:33 finish! Her super slow step mom didn’t cross the finish line until the 38 minute mark…I seem to be getting slower and slower the longer I keep running. Not cool.
Here are Carah and I pre-race:
Brady found his own ways to keep busy while Carah and I were running. The race is put on by a local bike shop so the place was packed with runners as a warm spot to gather before the race.
Carah ran at her own pace during this race so I didn’t get to see her until the finish line where she greeted me with a hug. I didn’t even get to see her pass by me on her way back from the out and back course, she was too speedy!
Seeing as there are not a lot of 9 year old girl runners who run in sub zero temperatures for fun, Carah was the only girl in her age category so she got first place! This girl was damn proud of the mug she won:
It is the first race related prize she has ever earned! We were all beyond proud of her determination and dedication. And like a true runner, she already has her next race all planned out!