My ‘Welcome Back to Normal Life’ Run

27 Mar

Since almost two weeks ago, my life has been total chaos, in the most amazing kind of way. The week leading up to my birthday, I was super busy, but still able to fit in my training runs.

I thought the week after my birthday would ease up, but I ended up being just as busy (or perhaps busier), and by this time too exhausted to keep up my running. Around Wednesday I decided that rather than stress about it, I was going to take the time off and enjoy it. Once I made that decision, it took so much weight off my shoulders!

After an amazing weekend road trip to North Carolina to visit my best friend and her husband and their beautiful new baby girl (which I will write about later), I had a little trouble getting out of bed this morning. But my body was craving a run so I dragged myself out of bed, threw on some running clothes and was out the door by 4:45 AM.

This morning was a short run, full of great conversation and lots of laughter. We spent a good portion of our run  discussing a book that a friend recommended I read: Bringing Up Bebe. Before you jump to crazy conclusions, NO… I AM NOT EXPECTING and neither is the friend who recommended it. It’s a fascinating look at the differences in American and French culture and definitely worth picking up.

Afterwards we continued our laughter over Starbucks coffee and our chicken sausage breakfast wraps (which are delish by the way). As I drove away this morning smiling, I realized how much I’ve missed the ladies the last couple of weeks.

Here are this mornings stats:

  • Distance: 4.12 miles
  • Time: 49:21.03
  • Avg Pace: 11:58/mile

Are you reading any good books? Let me know. I’ll be ready for a new one soon! 🙂

Here’s a pic of the double rainbow we caught on our drive to North Carolina. This was in North Georgia, near the North Carolina border. I saw this and squealed and yelled “WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT DOES IT MEEEAAANNN??”

If you don’t know what YouTube video I’m referencing, then you must watch this video now.


4 Responses to “My ‘Welcome Back to Normal Life’ Run”

  1. susansrunning March 27, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Absolutely beautiful scenery! It had to make the run enjoyable!

    Also, I gave you an award for your blog because, honestly, who doesn’t love awards?

    • Hemarie March 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      Oh! I love awards! It reminds me of gold starts in school. I’ll go check it out now. 🙂

  2. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog March 28, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    I saw a double rainbow on my way home from work a few weeks ago, texted my friend the pic with “what does it meannn????!” She didn’t get it. LOL

    • Hemarie March 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      This most certainly goes down as one of my favorite YouTube videos ever.

      Did you send your friend a link to the video? Please tell me she’s now been exposed to the beauty of the double rainbow. 🙂

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