Saturday, March 23, 2013

13 in 2013 - St. Patrick's Day Virtual!

In honor of my St. Patrick's Day virtual 5K, please notice I have changed my text color to GREEN! St. Patty's Day is one of my husband's favorite holidays (no, we are not known to be found in the party-scene.. BUT for some reason, ... he just loves the holiday!) [His Recent Postanyways!  I was very excited that one of Jill Conyers 13 in 2013 Virtual races was a St. Patrick's Day theme!! I had BIG plans! Mr. Handsome and I were going to run the race together, we were going to eat some corn beef and wear green (blah-blah-blah). Well,... life sometimes happens and we aren't always able to accomplish our plans. 

Life was so busy I didn't even get to do the race during the scheduled time! (I was one day late.)
I tagged Jill in a photo on Instagram and asked for her forgiveness, and of course (being the fantastic lady she is) she gave it! 

She reminded me that "It's all about the run". So, thank you Jill for the opportunity to virtually run with you and so many other fabulous people! 


So, how was the weather? 
I'm sometimes torn when I think about the weather. On one hand, it's SO ridiculously HOT for being March. When I left my house for the run it was 82 degrees outside. Seriously? It's MARCH! On the other hand ... I see my blogger / twitter / instagram friends bundled up praying for some sunshine. So, I'd decided YES, it was absolutely ridiculously hot out there. BUT I'd rather have my sunshine than a treadmill. ... (p.s. treadmill runners inspire me!) 

And how about that run?
It wasn't a PB or anything, BUT considering I haven't had a chance to run at all this week, i'd say it was pretty good. I was able to maintain under 16 minute miles. Considering I'm not really much faster than that on a good day, and it was 82 degrees and sunny ... I'll TAKE IT! Besides, I felt so relaxed and happy during my run. All of the stresses simply melted away. (p.s. PB = Personal Best NOT Peanut Butter). 

Anything else? 
Yes! Our microwave officially died this morning (remember when I recently cleaned it?). So, my darling husband and I are going to go pick out a new one this afternoon. We are ALSO going to use one of our groupons for wine tasting this afternoon. I'm pretty excited! 

How about you? 
Are you doing the #13in2013 challenge, or did you participate in a St. Patty's day run? 






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