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Lake George Half-Marathon

On Saturday. April 23rd, I ran the Lake George Half Marathon! 13.1 miles through the village of  Lake George, NY.

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The day before we drove up to the registration site to pick up our packages. The pick-up was about 1 hour away so I was a little annoyed when we got there and they didn’t have our numbers yet. They told us that we could get our numbers the next morning before our race. So basically we didn’t have to drive an hour on a day off to pick up the numbers. Whatever, we did get our t-shirts!! I only race for the t-shirts.

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Look how beautiful it was outside the day before!!

Unfortunately, it wasn’t such great weather on race day. I woke up to rain.

Lots of pouring rain….and sleet…and about 40 degrees!!!

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I was very unhappy and getting little down on myself about the race.

I’m smiling in the picture but was really really grumpy.

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Since it was raining, I left my camera in my car, so there are no pictures of me and my friends crossing the finish line.

Here I am back at the car. I’m soaking wet!!! So wet and cold, I couldn’t even bend my fingers. Thank goodness for dri-fit!!

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I ran 2:23:53. My goal was to run under a 2:30 so I was VERY happy with my time. It was so much fun to run a race with 4 great friends. We stayed together until the last 2 miles and then we separated by a couple of minutes.

I think the half marathon bug might have bitten me. I’m already thinking about signing up for another!!

Big Shopping Trip

I had to fuel myself before my big shopping trip. Everyone knows you can’t go to the grocery store hungry.

I had a big bowl of my homemade yogurt with strawberries, honey and Kashi Go Lean cereal on top. It was delicious!!

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Notice the cat toy in the background.

I filled up and I was off to the grocery store for a TON of food. I have a pretty empty fridge right now and have a bunch of meals planned for this weekend.

I had to make a list for this trip. Two sided!!!!

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I never make lists when I go to the store. I’m just not a list kind of girl. I know they are great and I would probably not forget stuff at the store if I had  a list. But it just doesn’t work for me.

This time I had so many ingredients to buy a list was a necessity. I pretty much found everything to needed at two stores. And I found some good deals too.

I had to make three trips from the house to my car to get all these bags into the house. The pic doesn’t look like many but there were 14 bags of groceries.

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My bill was a little higher than I prefer but I had to buy other items like cat food, shampoo and toiletries also. They add up!!

I know that plastic bags are horrible for the environment and I hate having them pile up in my house. I forgot my reusable bags at home today. Hanging right on the hook. Happy Earth day!! Woops!

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I have done that quite a few times. I think I really need to be better about this in the future.

Ton of groceries and only two impulse buys. Not too shabby!!

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Cinnamon Raisin Pretzels!!! How could I not try these?

Sandwich bread in the shape of Goldfish?? Again, how could I resist?? Plus they were on sale and a coupon was attached, so paid less than $2.00.

On the menu for this weekend:

  • Beans and Greens Pasta
  • Beef and Vegetable Stew
  • Korean BBQ Short Ribs
  • Chocolate Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake.

I will be very busy!!! Cooking and running a half marathon this weekend!!

Back In The Race!!

Knock on wood but I think I’m back in the race! Running and I are back together.

I had signed up for a half-marathon for April 23rd in Lake George, NY.

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However, about 4 weeks ago I injured the arch of my foot and had to stop running 😦

I was so upset and was obsessing about the injury. I was looking up every single symptom on  the internet and was self-diagnosing myself. I even cried a few times about it. Then I went to Florida and got away from everything. I put my injury into some perspective and decided that there are other half-marathons for me to run. I kept stretching, icing and running very little.

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And it got better!!!

So the race is back on!!! The forecast calls for rain all day and I don’t even care.

Wish me luck!!