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Yesterday (Saturday) morning I was meeting a friend of mine to run 4 miles and guess what? when I met her, she had already ran 6 miles!!! wow!! so we did ran the 4 miles together! She is strong!!

I finally registered for the half which means there is no turning back. They had an insurance fee of $7 so that should anything happened to you, like you become lazy, I meant that you get an injury or whatever happens, you get your registration fee back. I thought that was a very bad idea. What do you think? This race is to raise money for the Family enrichment center, should anything happen to you, just donate your registration fee and pick your T-shirt. I have paid for two races before and not showed up and I just considered it a donation. Well, I did not take the insurance, because God willing, I am running the half, (My second half) and if I don’t, I will donate my registration to the cause!
Wonder why they are calling it a mini marathon and yet it is 13.1 miles!
The first running shoes that I ever bought were Nike shoes. The reason why I bought them was because I wanted the Nike sensor which only worked with Nike shoes. Last year, I decided to get running shoes that were for my feet and after much research, I ended up with Brooks!
But there was one problem, how was I going to use my Nike sensor? yes, google is my friend. I googled and found one on Amazon!  I love it!  Works so well and now I do not have to be stuck with Nike shoes! (I love Nike shoes though)
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the week that was!

This was a great week training wise. To celebrate President’s day, I went out and ran 8 miles. Running 8 miles on a track is a killer, I am just saying. It is enough to make you feel dizzy. But I have found out that I do prefer running on a track than running on gravel. The first 3 miles were challenging and then after that my body got used to it and just went with the flow. Went out again for another 6 miles. It was freeezing. Even after 6 miles, my fingers were still cold. This was a fast run for me, I did it in 65 minutes which was great for me. I still have a short run scheduled and then I will officially call it a great week.
The job hunting continues. I did get a job though as a substitute teacher but that is very part time. I do enjoy being a stay at home mom with kids at school 🙂 and I have a four hour comprehensive exam coming soon, so when you think about it, please pray for me. I have my graduation day set but it all depends on this exam.
Yesterday in the news they showed this local guy who has been fined $500 for biting off the head of a bird since the bird was making too much noise for him while he was sitting on his porch. Can it get any crazier than this?
Have a great weekend and keep looking up!

Trumoo #gotitfree

mobile13 095 They say that most of us break our new year resolutions by Valentine’s day. Well, tomorrow is the day, hope you are still hanging onto it. I can’t say that I am doing stellar with my training for the half marathon which is in a few weeks time, but I am still determined to run it. After all, my brother ran one without much training! Look out for the post race report, bet it will be stellar!
I read that drinking chocolate milk after a tough workout can help replenish exhausted muscles and aids in recovery. Trumoo has become my choice of chocolate milk. Not only is it delicious, but it is only 2%. What is your post-workout drink? I used to drink water but when I learned that chocolate milk does more for you than water, I became a Trumoo fan!

DC trip!

It has been awhile since I posted. January was a big month for me. I had told myself that if I did get an inauguration ticket, I would go to DC for the inauguration because I think everyone should attend at least one in their lifetime. I went to my representative’s website and requested one and sure enough I did get one.
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The drive was not too bad. Close to 800 miles later, I arrived in one piece. Thanks for an overnight pit stop at Virginia, I was able to function the next day.
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I went to the Capitol building, met our representative and got my ticket. I then went to check out DC a little so as to be familiar with everything because the next day, 800 000 people were going to descend upon the capital and it makes it so much easier when you know where you are going.
The next morning, I woke up and was in the train about 8am. The train was full but I did get a seat. I met a Kenyan mzungu, his dad was an expatriate in Kenya 50 years ago! Once in DC, the lines began.
mobile13 074 We had to go through a security check and basically all the TSA folks were working that day. That went ‘fast’ considering the number of people and they were respectful. They even had enough toilets to go around, regretted standing in long lines before the security check also regretted not drinking my coffee in the morning.
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I had a yellow ticket but I ended up in the orange section which was closer. I know it does not look that way, but having a ticket helped. Even though the place was crowded, you had space to move or sit if you wanted.
DSCF1117 It was cold but manageable. There were people from every where and they became your instant friend! They have to be so that you can ask them to take your picture!
What a trip!