Longest Run Yet

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  Whether you were celebrating Passover, Easter, both, or neither, I hope you were surrounded with sunshine, family, and love.  We certainly were.

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Silly sleepy smirk from the little one.

My parents hosted a wonderful Passover seder. The table was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the house was filled with love and laughter – just as it should be!

William especially loved my grandma Mama’s homemade gefilte fish.

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We are definitely spoiled by my mom and grandma’s cooking.  It literally doesn’t compare to anyone else’s.  We’ve happily enjoyed leftovers for two days straight now.

Here are a couple snapshots from the evening:

passover

And you know we had to take a picture of Audrey holding her baby William…

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…no matter how big he’s getting!

Linking up with Katie for Marvelous in my Monday and Erin for Weekend Snapshots.

So now that we have the holiday highlights of the weekend covered, let’s talk running.  This weekend I ran twice.  Yes, twice!  Two consecutive days!

On Saturday, I went out for a quick jog. And I actually do mean quick!

three miles

3 under 30, baby! That’s a milestone for me!  It was close, but the last mile was primarily downhill, and after the first mile and a half being mostly uphill, I embraced it!

Then on Sunday I really didn’t want to go for a run.  I know, I know.  I’ve talked so much about how glad I am to be running again, but I just didn’t feel like it.  I went back and forth in my mind, and ultimately decided that I would feel better once I got going and would definitely be happy when I finished.  For extra motivation, I drove myself to a nearby park and off I went!

My goal was to run five miles since the longest I’ve run recently is four.  There are a couple of parts where you can decide to take the shorter or the longer route.  I was feeling so good that I chose the longer route… twice!  I actually felt like I got my groove back with running.  It was so nice out and I was feeding off the energy of all the other people out.  Not only did I run five miles…. I ran six!

six miles

And I was happy with my time!  Just over ten-minute miles!  I think, I think, I’m finally getting my running legs back!  I’m definitely making progress and I’m feeling better most runs.  My confidence is improving as is my mileage and my speed.

THAT is a wonderful thing!

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What did you do this weekend?

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