Sunday, November 7, 2010

Difficult Run, Shopping, Lunch, and Cupcakes

Enjoyed the extra hour of sleep this morning then headed out for what I thought was going to be a nice 6 miler. About 1/4 mile into the run, it felt like someone had put these in my shoes!

I powered through and finished the run. Today's run was one of my worst runs in a long time! I decided I should be happy that I made it through months of training without having a bad day until today.

My bad day was quickly turned around because my mom was in town this weekend and we decided to head out for some Christmas shopping while the kids were at the Browns game with daddy.

First we went to Crocker Park and hit up Gymboree and Justice where my mom bought the kids some clothes for Christmas! We got great deals AND I had coupons!

Before we left Crocker Park I told my mom about the awesome cupcakes I get there so of course I had to buy one for each of us! Mom chose peanut butter cup and I went for oreo. We decided we should probably have a real lunch before eating our cupcakes so we headed to one of my favorite places to eat!

We finished up lunch and headed to another one of my favorite places.

Mom finished up her Christmas shopping for the kids and we headed back to my house so she could head back to PA before it got dark. After saying goodbye to my mom, I headed back out to finish up a few errands. I hit Game Stop, Wal-Mart, Lowes and Max Wellness. I was very happy with Max Wellness. I had never been there before and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I bought some power bar energy chews and gels to try and some electrolyte stamina to add to my water on long runs. I also got to sit in a really cool massage chair that even massages your calves. I told them I was going to move into their store during marathon training. They got a good laugh with that comment!

Shortly after the kids got home Kaelynn spotted a box in the refrigerator. She knew immediately that it was a cupcake box. She called me out quickly on it! After we had some dinner I called her into the kitchen and asked her if she would like to share it.
She immediately accepted my offer and we ate the entire cucpake. Do you think we enjoyed it?
All in all, it was a great day! One bad run isn't the end of the world and I got to spend the day with some of my favorite people!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. I totally know that feeling!! I guess every now and then it's okay to have a crappy run, you got through it and that is amazing! I love panera bread and I am drooling over your cupcake!

  2. "finished her Christmas shopping..." Wowzers, I couldn't get past this part, haha. Don't sweat the LR. Some days are like that!

  3. Umm, oreo cookie cupcake?!? Holy yum!!! I think that makes up for a not so good run, don't you?? :)

  4. These difficult runs get you through a race when things go bad. They are probably more important than the good runs and you pushed through, well done!

  5. My legs felt heavy today during my run too. I had to just push through the first three miles and then after that I got into my groove.