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Going all the way
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I went running this morning. Well, woke up late, like 6:40 today. I wasn't even plannign on running, cause my shoulder got tweaked out again so I didn't want to injure it more by running with it, you know, and pushing the 100lb stroller and all. But today was the third day this week where the weather has been soooo nice. Gloomy clouds nice cool breeze, no humidity, and no sun in sight. I just couldn't pass that up, especially when I've been running in scorching temperatures, humidity up the wazoo and a blazing sun with no breeze at all. So, I went for a run. I needed to do my last 3 mile run this week anyway, and then Sunday I could run my first 5 miler. So I start running. "Not bad, and wait, was that the 1/2 miler mark already?" "Hm... Okay." So I keep running. "You gotta be kidding me" the next 1/4 mile marker shows up. And this trend continues to repeat itself all the way till my half way point where I have to turn around. I just couldn't believe it. My run went so smooth, and the 1/4 mile markers seemed to just zoom past me, but it was me who was zooming past them. It was awesome. Good weather, good attitude, good effort, GREAT run! Given, my chubby cub did start crying a little after the half way mark and didn't stop crying until the last 1/4 mile or so, but it was still nice. So I ran my first 5 miler under 60 minutes. To be exact it was 59 minutes and 56 seconds. My pace was 11:59. It wasn't fantastic, but it wasn't awful either. It was actually just kind of perfect. Seeing how my typical running pace is around 11:30, and I was running at an easy pace for the majority of the time. I dont' think I was actually putting extra effort into it until the last 1/2 mile. So yeah, yay! And to congratulate the kiddos for putting up with my hour long run, we are going to spend the rest of the day as Pajama-Movie-Popcorn Day!!!!

*Oh and yeah I'm pretty sure I fucked up my shoulder some more, but the run was worth it.
**Now the hard decision whether to run my third 3 miler tomorrow or not. All comes down to an 11 mile week or a 14 mile week. And maybe a totally broken me.