3.21.2016

Sprung.


My favorite weekend outfit - Glitz Hat + Bralette + Striped Life Pants. Spring has sprung and that means soccer and birthday parties every weekend! I have so many friends with Spring babies - plus my own 2 are March and April. Saturday's first soccer game was super chilly, we've been pretty warm here so the weekend cool down was quite a shock, we had to dig out the babies hat and gloves again. Madison scored lots of goals and played really well at both of her games, I love seeing her play so much! 


Aiden is such a timid child, he refuses to swing on a swing at the park or go down any big slides, at the birthday party he wanted to get into the foam pit, but sat and slowly lowered himself down. This kid is not jumping off any ledges anytime soon! He regularly looks at me for permission to do anything, I love it. Madison was a daredevil from before she could walk, climbing and jumping off whatever - it was exhausting! While I love and admire her fierce spirit it's sure nice to get to experience the other end of the spectrum though Aiden. 



Sunday was the Rock N Roll Dallas, the weather was cold, but clear skies, a bit windy. I ran with a bunch of the girls from my running group, SK decided to run last minute and found a bib so she came too. I'm trying to run all the RnR races I can this year so I can get some big Heavy Metals!


I can't get the video to upload, but this pretty much sums up Poppy before a race. My plan was to stick with them and just run for fun, but when we crossed the start line I lost them! I kept looking behind me and couldn't see them, then I saw SK and she told me they were way ahead of me. So I sped up to go find them - for 13 miles LOL. I decided to run without my watch or tracking on my phone, I constantly check it and it really messes with my head. Like if it says I'm running fast then I start to feel tired or if it says I'm slowing down I feel the need to speed up - I feel like I run better when I just do whatever the heck I want! 


Finally around mile 9 I realized I wasn't going to find my friends and then around mile 11 saw the clock time and started to try to math in my head - hmmmmm maybe I can actually PR this race! So I decided to not screw it up the last 2 miles - mile 12 was a longggkggg bridge with some crazy hard wind and without my watch I had no idea where I was because I never saw the mile 12 sign and it seemed like I was running sprints with no end in sight. I crossed that finish line in 1:52 which is about a 4 minute PR for me! I almost started crying when I finished - just pushing your body that hard is enough to bring emotions to the surface. I've been a runner for a few years now, but I'll never ever ever forget what it felt like the first time I ran a mile. Remembering that feeling makes me appreciate how far I've come and how much work I've done to change my health. Running does not come easy to me, I'm not a natural runner, I worked for it. I've earned it. 


I was completely unmotivated to do anything else the rest of the day. I showered and tried to nap while Aiden napped, couldn't fall asleep. I really need to do laundry, pick up {as noted by the random hanger hanging in my kitchen!} , and prep chicken. I told myself to get off the bed and do 1 thing, I got up walked around for 5 minutes and said 'nope' hahahah. After dinner I bathed the kids and declared it early bedtime day - lights out at 8pm. 






15 comments :

  1. WOOT WOOT!!! Great job on the race! You rocked it! Keep up the good work! ~Laura

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  2. Lights out at 8pm is a regular occurrence in our house lately... Being in bed early makes me extremely happy!

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  3. I'm so sad I missed you yesterday! I was hoping to get a SkinngMeg picture but you were a few corrals ahead of me. Way to go on the PR! When we went through mile 12 there was a guy on the bridge saying, "You're almost done!! The finish is at the bottom of the hill!" No, sir. It was at the bottom of the hill, around the corner, and up another hill.

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    1. BHAHAHHAHA that's too funny! I'm sorry I missed you too!

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  4. You are such an inspiration! The only way I can run any distance is by distracting myself by watching your periscopes lol! You totally motivate me to be a better person!

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  6. That's it. I've done half marathons and consider myself a runner, but lately I've let long hours and personal crap get in the way. Signing up fro a 5K right now to give myself a reason to set some boundaries at work and do something I love. Thank you!!!

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  7. I love how lately every time you say you’re just going to run for fun you PR!! So great!!!! What an awe-some feeling. SO liberating too without the watch and all the gizmos :) 

    On a side note.. I know you’re busy today but I have to tell you.. I ordered a maxi mist spray tanner on Amazon and I tried it Friday.. I look a hot mess!!!!  I followed your directions and used the dermasurri, Norvell and the Norvell barrier cream and body butter’d up since then but my arms look like a lizard, my hands are orange, my ankles are streaky…

    Did you have any problems like this the first time? I did put it on heavy I think so I’m thinking of using more barrier cream on my hands, feet and elbows and turning down the spray like you said and maybe not covering the areas as much.

    I’m thinking the more times I dermasuri my skin will be perfectly polished and the more I use the sprayer I’ll get better at it.. Now I just want to never use it again lol!!

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  8. Amazing job on the PR!! Congrats!!!!!
    PS I mentioned on Periscope today that I race-walked a marathon for charity in Ireland - I need to clarify my time was just over 5 hours not 3 like got typed!! I tried to comment again that it was FIVE HOURS but my wifi kept kicking me off...anyway that bothered me as I didn't want you (or others) to think I was either a superhero marathoner (not) or a complete LIAR! I am sure no one cared or paid attention but it bothered me I didn't get to clear that up. ahhhh! The pitfalls of quick typing and hitting send! - Erin :-} (also known as thismommywrites or girl who send you gloves to cut up chicken and freaks out SK)

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    1. hahhaha, too funny Erin! I kinda read between your lines :)

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    2. ok good. I feel better! And will type slower on periscope! :-}

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  9. Great job Megan! You are such an inspiration! I have my 5th half coming up in April and my goal is to finish it under 2 hrs. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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