Back At It

This morning we woke up to weather too perfect NOT to run in.

The sun was shining, birds were singing, and temperatures were in the 60’s.  Needless to say since my mom is here and on Emmie duty, Chris and I laced up our sneakers and headed outside.


First, can I just say how amazing it is to run in new sneakers??  I got a new pair of Brooks Adrenalines at the Go! St. Louis Expo and this is my first time lacing the up.  It’s like walking on clouds.


We headed out to do an easy loop around the new hood.  It honestly took at least 1/2 a mile for my legs to loosen up but then I felt great.  I will say that there was a noticeable difference in my endurance since I have taken almost 2 weeks off all activity.  Something else that is WAY different from Missouri is that our area is completely flat.  Haha. The Go! St. Louis 1/2 was an incredibly challenging course full of rolling hills.  Running on flat was cake :)

I ended up doing the 2 miles in 18:43 or a 9:21/mile pace.


When I got home though I felt awful.  I made the mistake of running on an empty stomach so when I stopped I felt really sick.  Luckily a quick breakfast of Rudi’s whole-wheat with flax English muffins with PB, some jam, and chia seeds did the trick.


AND because I know you all miss her more than me … here is Emmie trying scrambled egg yolks for the first time.  Don’t let her expression fool you … she loved it and gobbled them up!  More on how Baby Led Weaning is going for us coming soon 😉


We are spending the rest of the morning unpacking and cleaning.  This afternoon we are heading to Savannah to do some shopping and go out for dinner.  My mom leaves tomorrow so this is our last hoorah :)


How long do you wait to run after a race?  


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7 thoughts on “Back At It”

  1. It depends one the race and distance, anywhere from 2-5 days. After my first (and only) full marathon I was going to wait a week but then did a couple short shake out type runs 4 & 5 days after. Once I could walk again 😉

  2. The morning weather here is fantastic. It’s the 90 degrees in April for this weekend I am not looking forward to (I don’t like GA summers. The humidity kills me. lol). I know you guys are settling in but if you need a break, SCAD is hosting their annual Sidewalk Arts Festival tomorrow (Saturday) downtown at Forsyth Park. Hundreds (my best guess is 350-450) of SCAD students, alumni and prospective students will be drawing on the sidewalk of Forsyth Park. It’s so cool to see their talent. If you’re not busy and make it out there, look for us. My husband is Square #56
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  3. emmie is so cute and looks so much like chris! So i decided to do a half in Oct so I really need to get a heart monitor and watch for my training! Glad you are back at it, hope your injury is all better!
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