I don’t know where the time goes. How could it possibly be 10 days since my last blog post? (Which wasn’t even written by me, by the way). I’ve been working on my recap of the 26.2 with Donna, but since it’s not ready to go yet, I figured I do a quickie Friday Five Catch Up.
Need I say more? This is probably the #1 reason why I’ve been an absentee blogger. As any work-at-home parent can tell you, there’s not much work being done when the kids are at said home. We had a good spring break, though. It can be a madhouse here, but I really do love spending school breaks with my kids. I especially love the mornings when we sleep in (meaning 8:00 a.m.), and then one or both of the girls climb into bed with me. We cuddle and hang out (they play on tablets, I drink coffee and work on my laptop) until we drag our sleepy butts downstairs for breakfast.
We did do other stuff besides hang out in bed, though. We had play dates, went swimming twice, went to our favorite children’s museum, and traveled out of town for a few days. We visited my parents, my grandmother, and my best friend and her brand new baby.
I’d hoped to run a 5K with my dad, but our plans just didn’t work out. We’ll have to save that for another time.
Getting Pretty Muddy
Last month, I wrote a post about the Pretty Muddy race series for women. Soon after that, I joined their team of blog contributors. I’ll be writing for them about once a month. My first post was published this week and it’s about one of my favorite topics – Galloway training. This Galloway thing is good stuff, you guys. If you haven’t checked it out, you really should. And, hey, lucky for you, I wrote a post all about it. —> Run-Walk-Run Training.
And in other self-promotional news, I’m the featured blogger on today’s (3/28/14) Lifestyle Accountability podcast. Check out my 15 minutes of fame here. —> Episode #152: SHARON TALKS MARATHONS AND HOW SHE STAYS HEALTHY AS A BUSY MOTHER.
Tour de Pain
In two days, I’m running in my 5th half marathon – the Tour de Pain. Any race with “Pain” in its name has got to be fun, right? Actually, my race shouldn’t be any more painful than your typical half. The Pain part comes in with the entire event – the Tour de Pain Extreme. It’s a series of 3 races in one weekend – a 5K, a 10K, and a 13.1. The 10K and 5K are on Saturday (8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively) and the 13.1 is on Sunday morning. I contemplated running all 3 events, but I decided to rest on Saturday and focus on getting a PR on Sunday. I’d really love to finish in under 2:30 (my current PR is 2:32:34 from the Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon in October 2013). But I’ve had a bit of a hard time motivating myself to run during the last couple of weeks (post-marathon blues maybe?) so I’m not sure how I’ll do. But I’m running with my friend Angie and it should be a fun race.
I can’t think of a #5, so I’m just going to use this space to remind you about the Spring Into Fitness Giveaway Blog Hop and my Thorlos giveaway. Both end on 3/30/14, so you only have a couple of days left to enter. If you don’t win anything this time around, stick around because I have some great giveaways in the works, plus I’ll be participating in several blog hops this spring.
I’ll wrap this up with some photos – you know I love sharing photos. Are we connected on Instagram yet? Here are some of my latest Instagram posts. Follow me there, and I’ll follow you back because I love seeing your photos too.
Have a great weekend! Thanks for reading and for being awesome (come on, you know you are).
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