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Anthem 5k - rocked that race!

So Saturday was the first leg of the Triple Crown of Running, which is part of the Kentucky Derby Festival but doesn't include the KDF Marathon/Mini-Marathon. Since Matt and I are registered for the Half (the "mini"), I've been trying to stick with the training program we signed up with that's sponsored by Norton Health. I've missed many runs and might not have been able to do the full amount suggested for each day ... but it's been motivating to get out there and get the runs in or head to the Y to run on the treadmill there. I don't like running on the tready at home any longer -- too many distractions.

So we're at the day of the race and I'm remembering my very first 5k in November of 2012. Scared to death, worried I was going to pass out along the way, really just wanted to finish and didn't have a goal time in mind. I think I did it in about 40 minutes. I didn't even keep the medal they handed out but donated it to Medals for Mett…

On starting a streak ...

I'm no good at New Year's Resolutions and committing to something day in and day out is a joke for me. However, I would like to put out here that I am starting a run-streak, as of yesterday. And considering I'm the only one who reads this now, I'll only be letting myself down. :)

Yesterday was cold. Too cold to go out for a walk at lunch so I had plans to go to the YMCA. But life got in the way ... Matt couldn't pick up the kittens from the vet (spayed) so I needed to get them. That meant I couldn't stop off at GFS and Old Navy on the way home for coffee supplies and a winter coat for Allie and then head to the Y before or after supper. That's all OK ... I can roll with the punches. Still had plans to just get the kittens and then go to the Y. Until I get home and find out Allie was feeling sick. Again, roll with the punches. So Will goes with me to get the kittens, on the way home I find out Allie isn't just feeling sick, she's getting sick (luckil…

I just want to get outside!

I love winter - really I do. Or I used to. That was before running.

We have the first leg of the Triple Crown coming up this weekend ... it's 'just' a 5k, but I'm looking forward to it because it means I get to run outside again. We also have a massive winter storm coming our way starting this morning with rain-rain-rain that will go all day-day-day. Tomorrow will switch over to snow (with possible sleet or freezing rain in the middle). Depending on which weather-guy/gal you choose to listen to, it could be up to 16 inches of snow on Wednesday afternoon/evening. I choose to think they are hyping it up for no good reason and that we'll just get rain that will wash away all the snow and ice that's leftover from the last and only winter storm we've had this year. I do NOT want to think about 16 inches of snow on Wednesday, plummeting temperatures on Thursday, and then trying to run a 5k on snow or ice covered streets on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Nope nope nop…