So yeah. I ran 8 miles on Saturday and lived to tell the tale. I am beyond ready for cooler temperatures to run in - having had a taste of that last month makes it feel even worse to run in the heat and humidity now. Plus, I woke up thirsty, which was weird for me. My new handheld water bottle was leaking like crazy and I lost about half the water between each water stop, so I was behind on getting my fluids in the entire run. The company was good, at least - I ran with Cary, Becky and Amy for the first 4ish miles. Then Amy broke off and ran back to the park (she's still getting over a bad cold), while Cary, Becky and I tackled the hill slog. They kept me going - I was mostly not talking, but they were keeping up the conversation, which was a nice distraction for me.
Afterward, there was this:
Breakfast! Best part was the cinnamon twist and coffee...
Cary holding baby Jayden
My running buddy Loretta has her first grandbaby, and her son brought the little guy to breakfast. The baby got passed around but when he got to me, it was bottle time, so I got the honor! Ahhh, getting a baby fix after such a rough run made everything better.
Speaking of Loretta, you might have noticed that I'm haven't run with her lately. Well, it's not for lack of wanting to on either of our part - sadly, she has a hip stress fracture injury that's left her on crutches. Boooooooooo! I hate this - she was doing so well with running, plus she'd joined Planet Fitness when they opened and was working out as well as doing a great job with losing weight. Life is not fair sometimes. I know she'll be back, and hopefully we can do a spring race - we were really looking forward to crossing the finish line together this coming Saturday at the BCS 5K/10K race, but instead, she'll be cheering everyone on as we come in.
I miss my running buddy, but at least she's been coming to breakfast afterward!
I can't believe it's October 1st already. We are heading into some big miles over the next couple of months - eek! For September, my mileage totals were:
Running: 52 miles
Walking: 21 miles
I only went to Planet Fitness 4 times - mostly because I was in California, but also, I was trying to cut down on the frequency. I think I succeeded, haha!