Ugh…MORE snow. I can’t handle this; I just can’t do it much longer. I want to get out and run. I want to wear my new skirts and summer running clothes. I want to grill. I want to have drinks on the patio. I want to start my garden. I want to sleep with the windows open. I want Minnesota to act like it’s MAY!!

Ok…ranting over, and onto happy things:

  1. I ran my first mile UNDER 10 minutes!ย At Moms on the Run on Tuesday, we ran a timed mile so we can compare our progress over the course of the “summer” (sorry, I had to had the sarcastic quotes because it is SNOWING right now!!). I told Dan before I left home that I was aiming to run under 11 minutes, because I thought that was doable. Maybe Body Pump is starting to pay off?? Either way, my goal of running a 5k in 30 minutes or less seems way more feasible than it did a week ago!
  2. First two choir concerts went really well.ย If you’re in the Twin Cities metro-area, you must come to our last concert this Sunday at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Everything clicked for us and we’re having a fantastic season. Here’s a link to a YouTube recording of one of the songs we’ll be performing:ย See if you can spot me! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  3. Tomorrow we are running in a fun run: Run or Dye!ย We are running this one with part of the Nelson clan, so it should be a blast. It’s going to rain and it’s going to be cold, but I am DETERMINED to have a fabulous time!
  4. I’m officially down a jean size!ย I’ve been struggling with body image and weight since I can remember, so if I’m being honest, that’s why I started running and 50% of why I keep running. I am my own worst critic and can be so negative towards my body, BUT, I’ve found that with running, I have a hard time staying mad at myself for looking a certain way because I’m actively trying to better myself. Even though I acknowledge I have a long way to go on this journey of self-love and respect, I’m making progress by losing weight in aย healthyย manner.
  5. I had a great hair day yesterday:ย 
    Good hair day!

    Good hair day!

So that’s all I’ve got on this wintry, “spring” Friday.

Anyone else have a race planned for this weekend?


6 thoughts on “TGIF??

  1. Congrats on the sub-10 minute mile, that’s awesome! I remember that moment, too…so exciting. You’re DEFINITELY on your way to your 5K goal!

    Enjoy the race, sounds like so much fun! I’m running the NJ Half Marathon this weekend…mine probably won’t be as fun as yours, but I’m looking forward to enjoying some beautiful weather near the beach! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Have fun and good luck!! You’ll rock it, I’m sure of it! And, as it’s raining and 40 degrees here in MN, I’ll pretend I’m there in NJ with you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Thanks so much! It was a tough race…but couldn’t have asked for better weather!

        Wanted to also let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award! The ‘deets are in my latest post. ๐Ÿ˜€

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