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Weekend Recap

Hey everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! I know I did!!
My weekend started with the Surfs Up 5K at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront… And holy moly.. It was cold, rainy, and windy!!!!

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So as I stood out there with my husband and his friend waiting, I could feel myself getting demotivated! We pretty much had to run 1.5 miles directly into the wind, then turn around and run it back. Oh well, I was here so I will just do my best!

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Well, I didn’t realize by me saying doing my best, I would actually have my BEST run to date!! The first mile I was just trying to get my legs moving after feeling like I was frozen stuff. My husband and his friend took off, and I just kept my head down and run. I had water coming out from my eyes because of the wind. Then when I hit the mile mark and my Nike Running App told me my time was 08:56... WHAT?!? I felt like I was running so slow! Now I was pumped up! And what do you know? I had my first PR and my chip finish was 28:23!!!

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To say I was shocked is an understatement! I was elated!! Plus, my husband was there for me at when I had about .15 miles left pushing me to get it done, and I just took off! I got my first ever race bling and had the best runners high ever!

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Sorry for the cheesy grin!!

Afterwards, the hubby and I went to IHOP for some wonderful post race brunch food!

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After all of that, I still had to take 8 beautiful Girl Scouts to spend their hard earned cookie money at Build a Bear! And let me tell you, Build a Bear, in the mall, on a Saturday afternoon… Holy crap!!

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20140422-214107.jpg My Tatyana and her Rainbow Pony!

Sunday was Easter! I had to get up early to make some Ham sliders and a strawberry yogurt bundt cake as we were having brunch at our friends house! Of course the Easter bunny came (at 6:30am cause she forgot to do it the night before)!

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At our friends house, our kids had an Easter egg hunt that totally resembled The Hunger Games!!

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After that, we headed up to meet halfway and pick my stepdaughter up from Spring Break. It ended up being a late night and I was disappointed I didn’t get my long run of 6 miles in, but all in all, it was a great weekend for me!!

How was your holiday weekend? Do anything fun? How did you feel when you ran your first PR?!

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