When Life Gets In The Way

Hi Friends!
So, we have had an insane week and weekend to say the least. After 10 years in our house and 3 kids, we decided it was time for a new chapter.
Last week was our big move and all I can say is "Wow!" I know moving is such a big deal, but add in 3 little kids and it becomes a beast :)
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see that I was determined not to let moving get in the way of my running on Wednesday. 
Thursday I had a cross training day and was on the bike for 45 minutes with weights, core and PT exercises. Friday was moving day and it started at 4 am and went well into the night. I thought about running so much, but it just wasn't possible to leave my family that day. Sometimes, life gets in the way and you roll with it. Saturday was the same and by Sunday I was exhausted and decided to keep it as a rest day. I really focused on my kids, arranging their rooms and helping them to feel settled.
Our new neighborhood backs up to a beautiful state park with amazing trails, gorgeous mountains and still so close to the beach. The running is going to be endless and that makes it worth all the craziness!

I went on a 5 mile run and later an after dinner walk around some of the neighborhood. I met so many nice people and everyone got excited when they found out I am a runner. They were eager to give me directions to various trails and I have been in heaven with all the possibilities!!

Running is super important to me, but sometimes life gets in the way, and that's okay! Luckily, I am just building my base and getting stronger. I am so happy we didn't move in the middle of a marathon training cycle!

I was a little nervous about today's run, and wondered if I would feel tight. How would my running feel after missing two runs, one of which was supposed to be an 8 miler (eeek!)!
Well, I decided to spent a lot of time working on my dynamic stretching exercises and getting in a good warm up. I was sweaty by the time I started my run and I let myself run super slow the first mile. I felt really good! It got better and better and by the time I hit mile 4 and 5, all the cobwebs were completely gone.
I'm looking forward to a great week of running - this week is ALL running and zero cross training on the schedule. Let the fun begin :)

I hope you all have had an awesome start to your week!'

Only 11 days until Halloween!! This Mother Runner has to get to work on costume details :)

Have you had a moment when life really, truly got in the way of your running?

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