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The Pumpkin King 5k

The post is sponsored by Level Up Virtual Runs and no other compensation is given.

I have been slacking on running lately most of this year, I am slowly (a little too slowly) getting back into it. I have gained weight and I have missed it. It seems my life is a non-stop whirlwind and its quite annoying.

I have a future race planned out later this month, and since it is Halloween time and I am excited for the holidays, I am going to jump in and participate in The Pumpkin King 5K Virtual Run.

The one thing that I like about virtual runs is that I can run / walk them anytime and anywhere. Plus, no matter where you live, you can even join me! We can earn the same bling!

The cost is only $25 - which is super reasonable. BUT if you use code PUMPKINKING you can get 10% off! That extra discount is basically a Starbucks Coffee. :-)

I will be running my Virtual Run this weekend - when do you plan on running yours? Are you going to join me in The Pumpkin King 5K?

I Got My Groove Back!

How long have I felt I have been on this semi-sabbatical from running? 2 months? I felt the last 2 weeks, I've been back into the running groove.

Although DailyMile doesn't really reflect that...

But last night was basically 8 miles. 8 nearly perfect miles.



On the Hard Guy trail.


With quite a bit of smoke in the air.

It's a miracle I am not having more breathing probs then I am today.
I called in sick to work and running outside was really what I needed to do. I really did need this as a mental health day.


I will be changing jobs soon. I have 2 job offers (although not dream jobs and both a dollar cut in pay) and am playing phone tag for another job (sorta dream job, but not really, but really want it.) Either way, that means I will be having a day job in the next few weeks. That means no more mid-day runs and more sunrise and sunset runs. I was ok with it being 100 degrees last night. I enjoyed not having the noon-time sun beating down on me.


I did not enjoy seeing these things. Are these those Japanese Beetles? Creepy as heck but thankfully NOT a snake.


And if every post-work run in the future is as this one was, I will be quite the happy girl. It was slow, but perfect.

Have you played hooky from work to go run? When did you take your last mental health day?

Comments

  1. Yay for the mojo coming back! Just learned I'm getting a mental health 'night' tonight! Verizon party tonigh + yoga early in the am = downtown Chicago hotel for ME! Yipppeee!

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    1. Your mental health night sounds like so much fun!

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  2. I haven't ever taken a day off for a run. Too many of my coworkers are on facebook and see the posts about them =)

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    1. The downside of the internet right there ;-) Actually, I am a little worried about admitting stuff like this on the internets.

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  3. Congrats on the job offers. Hopefully it turns out. I would love to vent about my job, but would never do so publicly in fear someone would read it and I would get in trouble. You are brave! :-)

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