The Pittsburgh Half Marathon & Some Exciting News

Good morning! I know I have been MIA lately, but I’m hoping things will start to get back to a normal pace now.  Over the past week I had a few exciting events take place!

First, the Pittsburgh half marathon was on Sunday.  I knew going into it that I was not at my best.  I struggled through an 8 mile run about 3 weeks ago, ran the Pirate’s 5k, and then pretty much stopped doing any physical activity until Sunday morning.  During my time off from breaking a sweat, I also managed to twist my knee in my sleep (I know, you can’t make this stuff up).  So as you might expect, my results were not exactly a PR.  I was actually just happy to finish.  Around mile 6 I was honestly contemplating throwing in the towel, but then I realized that as much pain as I was in I would regret quitting too much to give up.  So I toughened up, and put my mental grit to the test.

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I was so proud (and relieved) to finish after 2 hours and 22 minutes of such a miserable run.  I was also feeling a little under the weather after I challenged my body to something that I was not prepared for.  In the midst of my struggle to feel like a normal human being again, I didn’t even snap any pictures.  I was actually pretty set on that being my last half marathon ever… but how quickly the body forgets pain.  After I got moving yesterday morning and got rid of my headache I was already starting to think about how I would train better for next year.  So we shall see! But for now, I’m still getting back to normal.

First, I will eat all of the food (until my stomach feels normal again), and then I will think about a good detox plan, a new workout regimen, and then future races.

As part of that plan, I treated myself to Chipotle for lunch yesterday and it really hit the spot.

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But on another note, I am so extremely excited to share a large part of the reason I did not train properly… the house hunt in Buffalo has finally come to an end.  We signed the paperwork to build a home last Thursday!!

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I am so incredibly excited to begin this journey and to see our future home through every step of the way.  The planned completion is October, so we will have the summer to enjoy the pool in our apartment complex and day dream about all of the potential future home projects.

I hope your week is off to a great start!  It feels great to be back in the world of blogging.

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