Fox Cities Half Marathon – Got my PR!

Happy Monday people! Took me awhile to muster up the energy to write this blog post today, not gonna lie.

Was a long, relaxing weekend to be sure, and the cherry on top was getting my Personal Record for my half marathon yesterday!!

Started the weekend with a “Hmph, it’s Finally FRIDAY” attitude.
Totally necessary.

Spent the day Saturday with my mom and Buddy. Such a relaxing day!! πŸ™‚

Fast forward to my dad and I all set at the Starting Line for the Fox Cities half marathon! 7am start, 2 hours away… meant for a very early awakening Sunday morning! And it was 50 degrees, lightly drizzling, and cloudy. Ohhhh yeah.

Gang’s all here! Our running group pre-race selfie! Sarah (top left) ran the full marathon, while Nicole, my dad and I did the half. Love these guys!

Here’s my route. Here’s my time. And I AM THRILLED!! This was not only my best time for a half marathon TO DATE, but I KNOW I have a sub-2 hour half in me. Maybe even this year if I can find one in a month or so! I felt so great finishing, and my last 3 miles were all sub 9:30-pace!

Loving our medals. πŸ™‚ So proud of my dad for running!
He really keeps me going, and I am so blessed that he runs with me still!
Lots of good father-daughter talk time during those two hour runs πŸ™‚

All you fellow runners KNOW this is so true. #stressrelief

My super-amazing-delicious dinner I made last night. Pretty dang good, if I do say so myself. Best chicken I’ve baked in a really long time!

Oh, and I bet you’ve missed my Gus pictures! I got to hang out with this HUGE FLUFFY guy all day yesterday πŸ™‚ #bestfriend

This quote totally speaks to how I try and continue to juggle everything in my life. Sometimes it feels like too much. Sometimes I want to quit. Sometimes I don’t want to talk to anyone and just be alone. But I re-position myself, collect my happy thoughts, and realize that I am blessed and grateful forΒ EVERYTHINGΒ I have in my life. Blooming in adversity is what life really is all about. Not the struggle, but the journey to accomplishing our goals and being truly, ultimately happy πŸ™‚
(Not to mention bringing others we love along with us!) ❀

Have a beautiful week everyone. Peace & Love always.

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