I’m baaack! For the past 5 weeks, I’ve been deployed to Guam with the Air Force. And while it’s not a bad place to be for 5 weeks (I came back with a lovely tan), I’m overjoyed to be back with my babes and family. This past week was my first week back to work and the start of marathon training-this mama is exhausted.
My long run today was supposed to be 6 miles and it just so happened to fall on the same weekend as the Summerfest Rock N Sole run. I ran the quarter marathon, which is just a little bit further than a 10k (6.5 miles). My goal was to finish in about 1:05 and I crossed the finish line at 1:03.
The morning started out a little rainy. I laid in bed this morning and for a split second I debated whether I really wanted to do this. I was tired, it was raining. I knew that either way, I was going to have to plug in 6 miles today either at this race or on the treadmill, and that was enough to get me out of bed. Plus, I wanted my awesome medal. By the time the race started, the rain had turned into a light mist and it actually turned out to be perfect racing weather.
The course started down at the Milwaukee Art Museum and progressed over the Hoan Bridge. I’m very thankful that my week day training runs have included some hill work, because this course had 5 hilly inclines to get over. I feel like I handled them all pretty well-my legs will let me know tomorrow.
I met up with my sister after the race was over-she did the 5k. We both agreed that we did a lot better than what we thought we were capable of. This was my longest distance run since having Madelyn, so I was a little nervous about how it was going to go. The fact that I ran without stopping to walk gave me the confidence that I need to get through the rest of my marathon training.
I’m off to enjoy the rest of my weekend & watch the Black Hawks with my favorite guy!