What three words have described all of my running this week? Hot, humid, and hell. Seriously, every run has been an absolute battle against summer conditions. While I normally try so hard to keep a positive attitude, I’m keeping it real. I really did not enjoy 90% of my runs this week. There were only a few miles that I ever felt good about my running the rest of the time it was a struggle. I’m thankful that I have a amazing ladies to share in the misery. We’ve had our fair of share of whining and complaining this week. The bright side: A cooler few days are on the way! Hallelujah!
Monday – one mile and a really good BodyPump class. Super tough chest and lunge tracks. I’m gaining a lot of my strength back.
Tuesday – Cara and I got a mile walk in going to and from lunch. Christine, Cara and I all hit Hamilton Lakes trail for a 4 miler, which turned into 3 miles and dollar taco night. Totally worth dropping a mile! A great run by from our friend, Cindy!
Wednesday – The three of us met to run our shady 4 miler around the local parks.
Thursday – Early morning speed work for me. With the Island Independence 5K this weekend, I wanted test out my legs a bit and see how I felt running in the heat and humidity. I have done no training to race a 5K, but I was pleased with how well I did. I’m still going to see how the week goes to figure out how hard to push it next Saturday.
Friday – Cara and I ran our long run. It was ridiculously humid with a dewpoint in the upper 60’s. We were drenched when we finished. Just soaked. We struggled with breathing for most of our run and we both just trudged along getting in the miles.
Saturday – One mile “rest” day. YES!!
Sunday – I ran four miles at the beach. So great to run flat and the change of scenery was needed! Felt really good heading out for the first two miles, turned around to be bombarded by the dreaded headwind. Still ran super strong and finished well!
Total Weekly Miles: 25.15
2015 Year to Date Miles: 694.28 to 1500. I’ll hit 700 miles this week at the beach!!
Another week of crazy meals. We just pieced things together.
- Black bean tacos with Southwestern chopped salad
- Authentic tacos out with the girls
- Pizza and salad
We ate snacky foods for dinner one night. Cara and I had great lunches all week and I just wasn’t super hungry for dinner.
How did your week go? How are you handling the heat and humidity?
Go be awesome! 🙂
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