Did you run today?
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I had grand plans of 9, count them NINE 400’s at a 5k pace. Yeah, um I tried. It was so hot and humid I couldn’t breath. I ended up with 6x400’s @ much faster than a 5k pace with a recovery lap between. All said and done with the warm up and cool down I hit 4 miles. I’m ok with that. I need to save my legs any way for Friday mornings Army 10 miler. I’m excited to be working on some speed. I have no idea where I stand pace-wise anymore. I am all over the place with my times. I am thinking it is this crazy weather BUT the weather isn’t going anywhere so this is how my running is now. I have to accept that.
After my run I hit the pool for a swim. I met a lady who is running a new Master’s Swim program that meets from 11-1 daily!! Score!! Only I have been offered two different full time jobs which will drastically change my workout routine…11-1 swims will be out of the question, as will mid day runs and workouts. Soon I will be begging you all for tips on juggling full-time employment, running, family and fun. Seems impossible!! But I know many of you all do it every single day and MY HAT’S OFF TO YOU because it is seeming ominous and impossible right now.
I ran twice while on the Beach Vacation! I am quite proud of myself! I was actually excited to get up at 6:30 and hit the road by the beach! Saturday I got up and out the door excited for my 10 miler. I made it 8 miles. It was so hot and humid. I sound like a broken record. I was running by 6:40 and it just got worse and worse…the air was so thick I had to karate chop my way through it.
Here is a surfer dude hitting the gnarly waves as I was heading out…
Self-time pic of me before my run…
I made a small jaunt off the road and found this cute path along the beach. It was amazing to run along the beach and to just take in the beauty!
But, alas all good things must come to an end. The trail suddenly turned into sand and I knew I was not about to go sand-running at that point. I turned around and decided that was a good point to head back.
I ran out of water at about mile 5. I stopped to put my face in a sprinkler just as an ambulance was driving by. I saw them as they laughed at me. I thought, Go ahead and laugh…you’ll be back for me in 10 min. Who will have the last laugh then…huh? I made my way back, taking in all the beautiful beach houses and their fun colors. Even though I was hot and suffocating it was so awesome to have new scenery!
I ran into J-Ninja who was heading out for her morning run and turned to run with her for literally 2 minutes before I knew I had to turn back around and head to the house. Once I got the the house I headed to the back yard, to the pool…I kicked off my shoes (because they are still new), took off my Garmin and tossed my iPod to the side and just walked right into the pool…It felt so good!
If you look closely LB is in the right hand corner, swimming already. That kid knows how to live it up on vacation! The Hubs was up and waiting for me to get back so he could go for a ride on his new tri bike. So we traded lifeguard duty, which was fun with me. I stayed in the pool for about 30 min just cooling off.
Sunday morning I decided to go three miles. About a half mile into that hot and muggy run I got calf cramps in both legs. I thought about turning around and walking home but did some stretching and funny walking then started running again. I’ve never really gotten cramps like that before. It was strange and painful to say the least.
Tomorrow I have an easy swim and yoga on the agenda so that I can be prepared for Friday’s race. How about you!? What is on your agenda for the day and any races coming up?
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