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Sick day runs are awful and exciting

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Sick day runs are awful and exciting

Waking up in total pain after a sleepless night was not how I pictured my Sunday morning but that is how my day began. I had a hard choice to make because I had not gone on a run since Thursday evening and I was feeling very lazy. The decision to get out of bed was made for me by my little Jasmine flower. She crawled in bed and demanded that I get up and get her an orange. I tried ignoring her but she was very persuasive and I got up.
I crawled out of bed and got her the orange she wanted. I warmed up a slice of banana bread (which I made with coconut flour). The rest of the family got up and we all had breakfast in the living room. I let the kids eat in the living room because I also wanted to watch “The Muppets” movie with them. FYI, my favorite Muppet is Animal.
Halfway through the movie I realized that I had no choice but to out and run. Heck, the race is in May and I can’t turn back now. After the movie I changed, stretched and drank my energy drink to help me get pumped. I drove to the park with the intension of running at least 5 miles.
The park was not as busy it usually is and that was great. My playlist was on point and that made the run much better than I expected it to be. There are several down sides to running when you are sick. The first being that you can’t breathe that well, the runny nose and of course the achy muscles but I fought through all of that and ran 7.52 miles in 1:27:28 with an average pace of 11 minutes 38 seconds. The pace was definitely slower than I want but it’s okay because I now know what has to be done before the big day and it is going to hurt a lot.
Well I better get going, I have homework to do, a hot shower to take and of course I have to stretch since it is one of the major running rules to never break.

Thank you for stopping by 🙂 wishing you a blessed day.

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About Ballu Lee

I am a mother of three, student, runner, Christian. I also love to read, sew, garden, crochet and watch old black and white movies. My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Lauren, Lena Horne, Grace Kelly, Dorothy Dandridge, Ginger Rogers and Coco Chanel. I enjoy spending time with my lovebugs, cooking and exploring the outdoors. Running is a passion of mine, has been since I was in grade school.

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