If you were a child of the 80’s your mom or dad likely told you that a messy room equalled a messy mind. While the phrase is catchy and easy to remember I doubt at age ten I really understood what it meant to have a messy mind.
I did learn and fully understand at that age that making your bed, if it is the only thing you do to clean your room all day, makes it seem much cleaner than it probably actually is. I’d love to say this meant that I have faithfully made my bed every day since I was little. I haven’t.
2011 is my year. 11 is my favorite number, my birthday is on the 11th and it’s 2011. I know great things are happening in my life now and will continue to happen.
I ran my first race post baby #3 this weekend. The By George 10K on Haines Point in DC was what I would describe as the windiest run of my life [to help you fully understand the pain of not being able to breathe with the wind in my face – I thought to myself that I might actually rather be running Freedom’s Run Marathon with all the hills]. The winds that day toppled the National Christmas tree and seriously made me feel as if I was standing still in my tracks while running full speed. 43:46 for 9th overall female. I’m pleased with my performance considering the wind. I say this because my average pace was about the same as my 8 mile tempo with 5 miles at tempo pace, so I feel that this race does not accuratly give me an idea of my fitness level at this point. I’m not complaining though, a little human popped out of me 3 months ago and I’ll be completely honest and tell you that though I wanted my fitness to return this quickly, I certainly did not think it would. I’m really, really, really excited to race again!