Friday, June 20, 2014
Summer is HERE!!
It's here. FINALLY. I really had trauma from this past winter. Summer humidity (and heat) have arrived here in the midwest. I have been struggling with it through runs. But I am determined (so far) not to whine about it. I remember very vividly-wearing tights AND wind pants; two layers of clothes; and a mask, just to get a run in.
I did my long run, 14.5 miles on roads here. The initial plan was to drive to Mohican, but then domestic life changed things; we went to Amish land to find our bathroom vanity and storage bookcase were not ready. So I got out on my run at 1130 am. Not the greatest time of day to go for a run. Insert "Reason # 375 why you have a Coach" here. Accountability. It works for me. I ran from 1130 to 130 pm; it worked well on my summer tan. I was actually hotter when I stopped running, realizing how drenched I was.
I took a left onto Gravel Lick Road and heard barking! Those dogs were still there! Two dogs live on the corner, labs of some color. They've aged over the years but I was delighted to still see them there, white on the snout, but still barking at me.
I got home about 130 pm. I showered and then got out to the garden to re-tie the tomatoes and prune them. I thought about weeding the garden (it really needs it) but then the sun re-emerged from the clouds and I decided to retreat to the house. Yay! One day off without over-doing it.
I am really looking forward to summer. Next week is Fitbloggin! in Savannah, definitely outside of my comfort zone, and then, about a week later, I am off to Camp Hardrock!!! Spectating, volunteering, pacing, at my most favorite race ever!!