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We had another gorgeous day yesterday. After resting my Achilles for 2 days, I was able to get in 3.2 miles with the baby and the jogger... in 31.43 and I did not have any pain.... until 3 hours later. I KNEW I should have iced it even though it did not hurt. I am also happy to report that my first mile is hilly... and yesterday was the first day that I have EVER broke 10 minutes running it with the baby and jogger. I did it in 9:56:57 - hey... I will take it!!!!!!
My kids have been practicing running with me. My little 5.5 year old son, did .66 miles last week in 8:36. My almost 7 year old joined us yesterday afternoon and we did .86 in 10:15. Not bad. I have a 5k on May 31st, so maybe they will be up to running it then. Or maybe, I should just let them do the fun run... we will see. They actually want to practice with me a lot, so I think this is a great way to keep them in shape and take it slow. If they keep it up, I may even switch out their Stride Rites for actual running shoes.
Also, with all of this gorgeous weather, I really need to get warm weather running gear. I have put my hopes in winning Shut Up and Run's giveaway, but I have also been dying to get a running skirt - actually what they call Athletic skirt (has the "boy" shorts instead of briefs), from Runningskirts.com. Maybe it is because I am an identical twin and I think those chics are just the cutest! Or maybe, I just want one. I think I have entered... I do not know exactly, but at least 10 giveaways in blogworld for a running skirt from Runningskirts.com and my number just has NOT been "pulled". I went there today and the one I want is $68... ouch - but isn't it BEAUT-I-FUL?!?!? I am still going to get it, but I was wondering if anyone had a discount code that they would share with me so I can get it a little cheaper. Please leave a comment and let me know.
If you are giving one away... please let me know so I can enter that giveaway... I will even brag about it and post it on my blog to give you more hits. Let me know!!!
With my Achilles hurting again this morning, I think I am going to take the day off... rest it, stretch it and ice it. Remember, listen to your bodies.