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How was your weekend? I’m feeling very HAPPY today. I had a marvelous weekend full of running, exciting news and #HappyFitMarch Challenge fun.

On Saturday, I ran a 5k for the March edition of Laura’s 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series. If you missed February’s recap click HERE. I wasn’t sure how the run was going to go. It’s no secret that I prefer to workout in the morning but we were busy with soccer for the kids most of the morning. So around noon, I headed out the door. The weather was warm (low 30s!) but the wind was blowing.

Mile 1: 8:02. The first mile felt good. I had done a half mile walk on the treadmill followed by one legged squats and hip hikes to warm up prior. I just let my legs do their own thing with no pace in mind.

Mile 2: 7:59. During this mile the sidewalks became sheer ice and there was zero room to run on the road safely. I felt like I slowed down a lot. Obviously, I didn’t. Maybe my old lady shuffle steps were faster than I thought?

Mile 3: 7:38. My mind and legs were really telling me that I slowed down. I pushed a little more to make up for it. I thought for sure my pace was in the upper 8’s. Again, I obviously was wrong.

Mile 3.1: 24:17. Planned the run well and ended downhill!

March 5 by the 5th Time  HappyFitMama.com

I was quite shocked at my performance for this run. I improved my time by 6 seconds compared to February. Whoa! My tendon felt good. I felt good.

I finished the run off with an easy 2 to give me a total of 5 miles for the day. For the week I finished with 14. So I’m getting there. And that makes me HAPPY!

I’m super excited to announce that I have been chosen as a ZOOMA Cape Cod Ambassador!

ZOOMA Ambassador Badge 2014

I love the Cape and I love running so it’s a winning combination. I can’t wait to finally meet the other ambassadors in real life. And I can’t wait to smell the salty air of the Cape. It’s going to be HAPPY fun!

And finally, I am so HAPPY seeing everyone’s awesome pics coming through my Instagram and Twitter feed for the #HappyFitMarch Challenge. You all rock! Seriously. Feel free to join in if you haven’t already. You can easily catch up.

FYI – As I wrote this, I had a continuous rotation of Pharrell’s song HAPPY in my head. And now you do too! πŸ™‚

What’s making you HAPPY today?

42 comments on “Happy

  1. Angela that is GREAT news! Congratulations! What an experience you’ll have. I did the ZOOMA Annapolis last year (which was kind of a debacle with their misdirecting and lack of water stops) but other than that it was such a fun race and a fun night before meeting all the ambassadors!
    Congrats on the race too!
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  2. Awwww yay! So HAPPY for you Angela (yes, I do have that in my head too….but I like it so thanks :p)! That is fantastic, and things will start to click together for you now!

    The paranoia/injury/stressed/not enjoying running stage is almost over, and I cannot wait to see what you can accomplish this year after your setbacks! I always did my best races a few months later!
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  3. Angela, I’m so happy to hear your running is coming along! What great news. I am happy right now because I had a lovely vacation. I feel rejuvenated and refreshed. I always love that about a little getaway.

    I am also having lots of fun on your HappyFitMarch challenge and excited about the month ahead!
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  4. Ok. Let’s try this comment again! Nice run! And congrats on becoming a Zooma Ambassador. That is going to be so much fun. Now I need to go check out that song because I have not heard of it! I have Counting Stars in my head.
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  5. Wow – what a super HAPPY weekend!! Great job on negative splitting that 5K – so happy for you to be back to running!!!
    I’m enjoying the challenge – although I think I blew it today!! (lunch meeting and I had a turkey wrap – oops!!)
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