Moving On

We’re halfway through the week people. That’s cause for a celebration

Parks and Rec gifs make my life complete
Parks and Rec gifs make my life complete

This week has been chugging along and I’m feeling good. After Saturday’s Race, I was sore and tired. I took the day off and had some good times with the little dude I never, ever talk about here 😉


We went to the new Hot Wheels exhibit at the Children’s Musuem, which was basically like heaven for my car-obsessed kid. There’s also a cool area at the museum that is specifically for younger kids that Max adores. He let out his inner monkey and climbed all the way to the top of this climbing-thing (that’s not the official name).




We also went to my parent’s house for my brother’s dinner and had more baby time. Max spent a significant portion of the evening sitting on a chair reading. He’s doing that more and more and I can’t be more proud. From as far back as I can remember, I had my nose in a book. He’s definitely taking after his mommy in that respect!

So it was a busy rest of the weekend after my half marathon. I didn’t have a lot of time to reflect, but when I did, I realized I was being kind of silly. So it didn’t make some arbitrary time goal I had set for myself. Who cares? I PR’d by 2 minutes on a somewhat hilly—by Indiana standards—course. I got to run with a thousand of my fellow runners, see some friends I hadn’t seen in years, and run on roads I’ve known since childhood. Yes, I struggled because I went too fast, but it will just make me a smarter racer for the next one. Maybe 😉

Speaking of the next one, there will be no redemption race in the next few weeks. I can tell just on the few runs I’ve done this week that my body certainly needs a break. I’d rather just set racing aside for a few months and focus on getting stronger and faster for my fall marathon. Training starts the second week of June– let the games begin!!

Also, thank you all for your advice and encouragement after my race. It’s amazing to have a sounding board of fellow runners out there. You all rock!

Oh hey – I also forgot to mention that Hanna set up a blog roll of amazing running bloggers who are all training for fall marathons (and there are some on there running other distances as well!) Check it out here and follow along as we all get ready to crush our races this fall!


18 thoughts on “Moving On

  1. Okay I am absolutely thrilled to find your blog today. I need more marathoning, toddler-chasing moms in my life!! 😀 And really sometimes I have no idea what I’d do without the run blog community. Such a great group!

  2. Halfway through the week is kind of awesome, come on weekend! That museum looks like a great place to play. Sometimes I wish I could be a kid again, I don’t remember cool places like that when I was a kid. June is almost here, enjoy a break before marathon training!

  3. Halfway through the week IS a cause for celebration for sure!! Especially this week for me, given that it’s the 2nd to last week of school and my students are DONE. The museum looks soooo cool. I want to go to a play place!

  4. Thanks for sharing the blog roll, lady! So glad you joined the “crew” and I look forward to following your training and suffering along with you this summer!

    I’m glad you’re feeling better after your race. You’re right – perspective is so key. A race day is just one day out of thousands that we run – whether good or bad, it doesn’t define you as a runner. I’ve learned to take a more zen approach to the whole thing – if I didn’t get my goal today, then it just wasn’t in the cards. I know I’ll get it one day, so I’ll just nab it next time.

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