I am in such a wonderful mood this afternoon after finishing the Get Lucky 7k this morning. I was a little nervous about the actual run because I haven’t been running lately, but as it turned out, it was a GREAT run. I felt like I could keep going and going and going, and that was on NO caffeine.
I ate my usual pre-run breakfast of banana with peanut butter and cinnamon…
Dana and I did our best to get “dressed up” for the occasion. I wore a t-shirt from senior year of high school that says “Senior Stars, You Wish.” I knew I kept that shirt around for a reason!
Then we dug these hats out of the basement storage from our friends’ St. Patty’s party last year, and I felt a lot more festive!
This year’s outfits were a big step up from our last year’s Get Lucky outfits…
The temperature at last year’s run was in the 60’s, and this year it was in the 20’s. Quite the difference!
The course was very icy but I didn’t witness any falls fortunately. It was a cold first few miles, but I still felt fantastic.
At around mile two there was a celtic band playing which gave me a boost of energy, and people lined the course cheering us on the whole way. I loved every second of this race.
I completed the 4.4 miles in 40:31, so 9:13 minute/mile. I was VERY happy with that stat considering my lack of running lately. Now, I am super motivated to get out and start running more. I am still hoping for that warm weather soon, though.
Post-run lunch was a green salad (for St. Pat’s weekend of course :wink:). In this grand mix was mixed greens, zucchini, olives, peas, avocado, sunflower seeds, chicken, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil. It was a WINNER.
I am in such an incredible mood today. We have fun plans to celebrate Dana’s birthday tonight with my family, and I am going to go relax a bit before I have to get ready.
Real quick though, here was my pre-race dinner from last night: Tilapia with rutabaga fries and broccoli. Very nummy.
I hope you all have a super Saturday. Catch up with you soon. XOxo