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I have my Shamrock Shuffle photos! I am so excited to share them.

Nearing the finish line

Almost there!

After I crossed the finish line, double checking my time

Just after I crossed the finish line! DONE

I have to say they got some really good ones. And for running an 8k and being at the end I don’t look all that awful! Like I had said in my original post about this race I couldn’t find my camera prior to heading downtown on Saturday night so we had to go without it. I didn’t actually think there would be photos captured of me. I mean there were nearly 40,000 runners that day! So 4 cool photos is not too shabby.

Jack is sick today. A cold the poor thing. He finally just went down for a nap. He usually goes down between 11-12. It is after 1. Last night he woke up 2 times, he never ever does that these days. My heart is aching for him. I want to make him feel better and the little I can do doesn’t seem to be helping. My grandparents and my great aunt were supposed to come visit today. That was canceled since he is so sick. I had told them they were still welcomed but they thought it was best for us to let him relax. It ended up being a good idea because he seems to feel crappier and crappier.

My poor munchkin face

Look at the poor face. I feel soooo awful for him. Oh the scratch on his nose isn’t from being sick. He fell down at the park yesterday. Poor thing! A nasty scratch on his runny, stuffy nose! And Momma keeps coming at him with Boogie Wipes to wipe the snot away.

When Jason gets home I think I will go for a run, hopefully 6 miles. I think I will need it to clear my head and prepare for tomorrow if he is still sick then. Today has already been long, and it is only 1 pm.

Yesterday I ran the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8k. 4.97 miles. My official time is 48:46! I ran the whole thing. I did not stop for even one quick walking break. I had predicted I would run it in 55 minutes. That time I what I would have been happy with. I am ELATED with this time!

I had been running and running and I just didn’t feel awful enough to stop. Then eventually I got to mile 4. Why would I stop then? I knew if I stopped to walk with less than a mile to go I would be so mad at myself. I ran this far, what is .97 miles in comparison? It is nothing. So on I trucked.

I am not ashamed to say I am very proud of myself. I destroyed my original goal. I did not quit when I could have. I think today I still have some of that runner’s high you often hear about. I know for a fact I had it all day yesterday. I am so excited that I did it. I put my mind to it yesterday and I was not weak. I also walked over a mile there and over a mile home. On the way back I carried Jackson for quite a while. He is no lightweight either. I swear the kid is at least 23 pounds. I just ran that race and here I was lugging my toddler around the city. I felt like a strong momma.

I have been thinking about what other races I can sign up for. This race was huge. About 40,000 people. It was an experience. I am used to Jason being able to meet me right at the finish line. Literally taking a photo as I cross it. He could not do that yesterday. I had a lot of fun though. I may do a smaller race for my next one. I do want to keep doing the longer races. I am doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run in June. I am so pumped for that. It isn’t just a running race. I hope to be able to use the rest of my fitness skills.

Now it is time to go look up some other races in between now and then!

Sorry I have no photos really of the race. I couldn’t find my camera while we were packing up to head downtown and we had to get on the road!

I do have this one before I left to make it to my corral on time. Jackson was eating breakfast and he wasn’t too happy to be interrupted 🙂

Getting ready to Shuffle, he was eating