I don’t wanna

This week I have NOTΒ been in the mood to run. It all started Monday when I was supposed to run my long run – which this week is only 4 miles. I was a little tired and dehydrated from Sunday. Wine tasting with your friend can be exhausting (but sooo fun!!)

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Instead I ran on Tuesday. I really didn’t want to but I made myself. As you can see it was not a very good run, also, it was the first hot day I’ve run this year. Not used to the heat yet!

Half Marathon Training Long Run – 4.5 miles by haleymgΒ at Garmin Connect – Details.

Again, on Wednesday I did not feel like running. Thanks to my boyfriend, though, I did. He came to the park with me and told me I had to run & I’d regret it if I didn’t. I love him πŸ™‚ This run wasn’t bad, each lap was under 9 minutes per mile! Yay me!!

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Now, Friday afternoon, about to go to bed for my overnight shift I am sick. I wantΒ so badly to be able to go to boot camp on Sunday and run the 9 miles I am supposed to run on Monday. Funny how things go. Hopefully I will get over this sickness soon! Something that did pick up my spirits is what I found going through my photos on my camera. How could I forget to post this?? These pictures are from my Run Rocklin 12k race a did a few weeks back. Look how happy I am πŸ™‚ Also, check out my stats!! Yes, it is a small race, but I think I did pretty good. 6th in my age group! I don’t care if there were only 20 people, I’ll take it!

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Okay, so it is off to bed for me (sad). Before I go, here is a cute picture of my cat, Zahara, and me. Always by my side πŸ™‚

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Run Rocklin 12k – my first 12k!

I had my second run of the year yesterday – and thank goodness it was yesterday because today is crazy windy!! I love the wind, but it would be a pain in the ass running in this!

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Here is my bib & shirt from the race. I have seriously been wanting to find out how you design shirts for races, I could do a much better job than this. This is the same design used every year, the color of the shirt is the only thing that changes. How fun would that job be!!?

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Johnson Springview Park, beautiful park in Rocklin.

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Running across the finish!! This was a great race for me. I felt really strong and at mile 5 (with 1.5 miles to go) I decided to push it. Well, the funny thing is, lately towards the end of my races I don’t say to myself “Okay, now I’m going to pick up my pace and go all out” I just do it. Having it come naturally I guess is the best way to describe it. Which makes me happy!! I am really improving as a runner!

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Run Rocklin 12k by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

I got 2 new PR’s during this run! Fastest 5k (26:35) and fastest 10k (55:07). Yay me!!! πŸ™‚

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No medals, but we got ribbons.

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This is my cute little Miss Daisy Mae. I was called into work yesterday (boo – didn’t get to enjoy mimosas after the run). Lil’ Misses came along cause she needs medications. I also weighed her cause I’m trying to get her to lose weight. She’s 14lbs right now, I’ll keep you updated πŸ˜‰ Even if you don’t care, cause I do!

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Looking forward to my next race! Capitola Half Marathon May 19th!!

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What I thought about on my run today Part 3

Today was my long run for the week, 6 miles. It was NOT an easy run. My ass and thighs are pretty sore from my Body Rock session yesterday. Still, it was a nice day for a run and I got some pretty cool pictures (in my opinion) from my run. I ran along the River Walk in West Sacramento. I’ve never run this area before so it was nice to run some where new. The rest of my course was downtown. It was a pretty random run as you can see.

Half Marathon Training Long Run – 6 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

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Tower Bridge. I really love this bridge.

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Instagram version, other than Pinterest, Instagram is my favorite app!

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So here are some of the random thoughts going through my head while on my run today:

  1. I am so sore from yesterday, this run is gonna be hard
  2. I love running in Sacramento!!
  3. Thinking of growing my hair out
  4. Oakland A’s opening day!!!!!
  5. Where am I going to watch the A’s tonight? I want Camp Fire Stout while I watch the game tonight…no one has that 😦
  6. Kitty!
  7. Yea, I’m going to grow my hair out
  8. Oh, she has really cute short hair. I like being different with my short hair…
  9. Man, slow run today 😦
  10. Dinner that my handsome man made last night was so yummy (ps here is the link, got the recipe from pinterest of course! Chicken & Asparagus Dinner)
  11. I want to move into a Victorian house with a porch, and have Sunday brunch on my porch
  12. Why doesn’t anyone stop for me at the cross walk!!?
  13. I’m sweaty, I love running and getting sweaty
  14. My second race this year is 1 week away!
  15. I’m jealous of those people’s porch
  16. Maybe I’ll go to a River Cat’s game this weekend (that is Sacramento’s baseball team)
  17. Almost done…

Here is my run stats for today. Burned lots of calories so maybe I’ll have a beer tonight πŸ˜‰

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Crazy hair and sweatiness!

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