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Five for Friday: Running...

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I know I keep saying I'm going to get better at blogging, I write many posts in my head but never find time for it to leave my head! I want to revamp my blog and get a fresh start so stay tuned...
My running life is taking a few turns right now and here's what up with me and running...
I signed up for a bucket list race: Flying Pig Marathon! Almost a year away but looking forward to a fun girls' weekend. Who's run this? Any advice?
I'm almost done with week 2 of working with my new coach Nichole! It has been fun to see the workouts she has planned. I feel like I am pushing myself more so I don't disappoint her! I know I keep getting the question: why does a coach need a coach? I do, I mean I get how to train for a marathon and how to train others but having outside feedback and fresh eyes watching your training will help me so much.

My Mother's Day present was a new Garmin 235! I love it, so much fun playing with new gadgets and apps. Now just to figure how to…

Mother's Day with a Win

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As a runner what else would a mom want to do on Mother's Day but run?! To make it even better that race stared at 9:15 (Kid's run at 9am) and was close to home meaning I actually got to sleep in for once. Thanks to the later start I got up, ate breakfast, relaxed and drank coffee before getting ready. Before leaving I grabbed my latest concoction: UCAN Blondie (a cookie dough like mix of chickpeas, UCAN Cinnamon, UCAN Vanilla and Almond Butter).

We got there early, grabbed our swag and shirts and relaxed until race start. The Kid's 1K headed out first. O lined up near the front with a big smile. The race was open to 10 and under so she was one of the younger kids but stayed right with the older ones!
I grabbed a picture of O running by and did my own little warm up while I waited for her to finish and my race to start. A little disorganized as they gathered the 5K. I tried to get my spot near the front as I looked around and saw younger kids, strollers and plenty of racers…

What's in store for May?

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I think I say this every month but how is it already May?! Somehow April brought hot days, running in shorts and sitting outside but starting May we are back in 30s, running in winter gear and freezing outside! Figure it out Mother Nature! O had her final dance competition and improved from the first!We are almost done with 2 months of gluten free for O. 1 month to go before we can recheck blood tests.I Finished my first 50K I was hoping for 5 hours but the heat made it tough and I can’t complain about 5:31 and 5th OA woman! I promise the recap will be up this week.Back to speed work once a week! At least before the race.I started to walk at lunch I usually got in 1-2 days a week, it’s a start!I finished Whole30 or at least my version allowing quinoa, veg protein and the occasional red wine! I finished with some deviation.We celebrated our 14th anniversary with a nice dinner and quiet evening after my 50K.O started softball and they won the first game!Prince...I couldn't comment o…