Mileage for the week:
Monday: 7 humid miles where I could hardly breathe!
Tuesday: 2 mile warmup, Good Times 5k, .50 mile cooldown.
Friday: 3 miles
I am a die hard Skirt Sports girl…but sometimes, I like to run in shorts, too. These shorts (nike) are my faves of the season! I love their bright color and they’re super comfy! Their only downside is that they don’t have three pockets like my SS skirts do! (so I basically only wear them for short runs)
I was soooo ready/excited for a quick 5 mile tempo run on Friday. HOWEVER. From Monday to Friday, I have managed to break 1 pair of bluetooth headphones, 2 ipods & lose an earpiece from my Yurbud headphones! Well, i think one of the ipods has actually been water logged from this years rainy Boston….But i haven’t been using it so I had no idea! Now all my electronics are sitting in some rice, and I am praying for a miracle! I left to go running and plugged some headphones into my phone only to have the music stop 2 songs in…and then i remembered that I deleted nearly ALL of my music from my phone because I needed to make room for pictures!! Awesome. A silent tempo? No thank you.
After realizing that I truly DO repel technology, I saw it as a sign that just MAYBE i should “give up” for the day. I cut my run short at 3 miles!
Saturday: I knew it was going to be hot (90 for the high). I knew I should have gotten up bright and early (like 4 am early) but somehow I found myself sleeping until 7:30, doing housework for a while, & not getting my run started until 9:30.
At least my outfit was super cute. I LOVE this pattern on the Lioness from Skirt Sports!!!
It was 72 when I started, and by the time I was done, it was 82 with 75% humidity. Real feel felt about 100. YUCKY. I was so hot, so miserable, and could hardly BREATHE. I had to keep stopping to catch my breath. At miles 5 I turned around, danced in some sprinklers in the center of town, and slogged through the next 5 miles. Bla…..
At an 8:37 pace, this was my slowest run in I don’t know HOW long. I keep reminding myself of these things:
Even though I woke up feeling “fast” on Saturday morning, sometimes fast isn’t actually up to you and there are things thrown in your way!
Sunday was predicted to be cooler (70 for the high) and rainy. I got caught in MANY heavy downpours and half the time I could hardly see! Since this past Boston was a really wet & miserable rainy day… I haven’t been exactly excited to venture out into the rain again. HOWEVER…I have always ALWAYS loved running in the rain and Sunday’s run reminded me why! Running through the raindrops is badass. I feel like a warrior champion splashing in the puddles and laughing as the rain falls around me. You really have to take ALL weather in stride and just always try your best. It just is what it is, my friends! 16 miles, 7:58 avg pace, 2:07:32.
This light pink skirt looks red here, and I am absolutely soaked and covered in mud. Whatev.
48.7 miles, 8:06 avg pace.
Some randomness…..This past week, SIL turned 40 and my sis turned 28! I want to wish both of my sisters a happy birthday! My life wouldn’t be as magical and special without these two lovely ladies!
On a random note…I bought these a few weeks ago and FINALLY tried them on Friday. It was WEIRD. The taste was good but the consistency was SO strange… like baby food i guess? Not what I was expecting. I have three more and I hate to waste money so you BET I’m going to eat them…Maybe I will learn to like them?? We’ll see. (I tried the blueberry one)
After my long run on Sunday, I truly enjoyed the rest of my rainy day: Jurassic Park was on TV and the hubs and I had a marathon watching the first 2, and I compressed alllll day in my new grab bag fave! I am LOVING these socks and I’ve decided I need to run a race in the socks with these shoes, purple shorts and a pink tank. #awesomesauce
Have a great start to your week!
Has anybody ever tried the HUMA brand of Chia energy gel? thoughts? Did I just pick a bad flavor to start with??