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For my running, that is.

Hmmm.  First, I read so much about the post-marathon blues.  I did not get any.  None.  After the marathon, I felt good.  I will admit, I was disappointed with my performance and know I could have pushed myself and done so much better, but other than that, I had no let down.  I think it was because I had so much to catch up on around the house, that I had no time to think about the fact that the marathon was over.

I have had people ask me if I feel different now that I have completed a marathon.  Truthfully, I do not.  There are moments, when I just stop and think, "I cannot believe I am a marathoner.", but other than that, I do not feel any different. 

I am running again and this is the first week that I am back up to higher mileage again.  It feels good.  I was sore for the first week and, after most runs and workouts last week, I was so sore.  I could only attribute it to the fact that I was still recovering.

I am running with the Zooma ladies on Saturdays.  (Haven't registered for Zooma Annapolis yet?  Go do it now!  You will not regret it!





And on May 22, I am running the Run for the Dream half marathon (my hubby and J are running the 8K the day before, and A and K are running in the kids' races).  I would really like to PR at this half.  So, I need to work on speed.  For the past several months I have only focused on endurance.  I would like to get a bit faster too.  Being like a turtle is nice and all, but I would like to get faster.

So, speed work here I come.

And, I will be wearing these for my shorter runs now that the weather is nicer!

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  1. enjoy your ZOOMA ladies. It looks like a lot of our group is staying together now, training for something different. Its nice that ZOOMA Austin brought up together :)

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Simple Woman's Daybook - Back to School Edition

Outside my window...
It is cold!

I am thinking...
About starting up school again today . . . back the the "grind." I happy to get back into our routine again.

I am thankful for...
Having some time to sit and blog!

I am wearing...
Fleece lounge pants with little green frogs on them! I love wearing these when it is cold.

I am remembering...
All the great times we had as a family the past two weeks.

I am going...
To work on my long to-do list!

I am currently reading...
Nothing . . . I am in the mood for a good novel, but I am not sure which . . . any suggestions?

I am hoping...
That my leg heals quickly so that I can start running again this week. I have something called Anterior Compartment Syndrome in my left leg. I have not run much in the last three weeks and now I have not even been able to workout this past week (by physical therapist's orders). I miss running and working out. I am so much happier and easier to live with when I start my day with exercise.

On my mind...
I am really …