Today’s post is about actual running!

Last night I slept very well in my new bed. Today I got up and decided to set a new 3 mile PR. When I finished my 3 miles and my app said I had done it in 22 minutes I thought it was an error. I must have done less distance and the GPS got confused. NOPE!

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I ran really hard this morning and I did plan my route to take full advantage of the downhill slopes but I still couldn’t believe it. I had to check but the time and distance is accurate. I checked the start and finish time against what the app said and even went back to check the route on the Prospect Park Running Map to make sure it was the correct distance.

Usually running hard and taking all the downhills I can I end up with a 9 minute mile pace over 3 miles. This is pretty major. I would also like to add that I really enjoyed today’s run. Sometimes it’s hard to get out there and I do not love every run, but today’s was hard and fun. So… Thanks Beyonce. You know how to get a girl going.

As always, below is some more information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.



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