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This morning was cloudy with a heavy mist.  Now it has burned off into full sun.  This morning it was 56* when I went out.  Now it is over 62*.

I wore shorts and a tee and quite enjoyed the thick, wet air.  Like running through a mister, except it lasted my entire run.  All those slackers who slept in this morning get to run in the hot sun.  Ha!

I did opt for the 3 mile slow run this morning and I will take my chances tomorrow.  My legs were still sore last night and I decided pushing it wouldn’t help.  This morning I did feel a minor twinge in my right shin and continuing tightness in my right thigh.  Now I remember, I was supposed to make an appointment with the chiropractor.  This is the same pain I felt about 2 months ago.  My hip goes out and pulls my entire right leg with it.  See for yourself –

My right foot wandering off...

The cramps and shin splints will get worse until I get realigned.  The pain helps me to remember better.  I noticed my right foot was doing its own thing last week and I meant to make an appointment for this past Wednesday before it worsened.  I do have 2 kids and therefore can claim “Mommy Brain.”  For anyone unfamiliar with this debilitating syndrome, it is brought on by the hormones of pregnancy.  The result is the walls of the once-proud vault guarding your memory turns to cheesecloth.  Symptoms include forgetting names of common objects and people, what you just ate, and most common, items 2-9 on your 10 things to do list.  I also forgot my phone at the store last night and my keys in the door all day.

“Adopt a kid, Save your brain” should be the what the posters say.

My own son ditched me for his second run this morning.  We agreed last night that I would go do my 3 and then we would do his 1 together.  He was still asleep when I got back and wanted nothing to do with it.  I am not going to push too hard, because I don’t want running to become a chore.  I want getting the eggs at night to become a chore because it looks like a raccoon had a good snack last night.

Enjoy your weekend!

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