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Yesterday, I celebrated Mother’s Day with my 2 children and husband at the Roger Williams Park Zoo.  It was great, baby anteaters are cuter than I thought possible.

I was a little sore still from the 12 miles of long run on Saturday.  And I didn’t give myself the day off to celebrate giving birth, I ran 3 slow miles Sunday morning and then 1 more with my son.  Then we walked the zoo a couple of times.

So I was tired from the weekend of exercise and tired from the allergies that kept my husband up much of the night.  His fault for running out of drugs and then not buying more until AFTER we spent the day outside.  So I ran a little slow, but just to start out.

I probably ran the first 1/2 mile at a 10 minute pace.  I made up for it.  I ran just under 9 minutes on average for the full 4 miles.  So I ran faster at some point.  I am still sore though.

Of course, I saw my son’s bus driver in the first 1/2 mile.  He, who was asking me last week to consider coaching track, waved and smiled as he picked up the high schoolers.  As my son eagerly climbed on the bus, he asked “running a little slow today?”

My first thought was a common reply from a friend – “Shut up, that’s why!”

But I refrained and answered more diplomatically with the mileage and events of the weekend.  I’ve got celebration cake left over from Boca di Beppo last night, I’ll take out my inner rage on that tonight.


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