You might think I'm joking, but seriously, it's just too freaking hot to have a good run right now. I can power through a lot, but when it's 80 degrees at 6:00 am, with 100% humidity? Running is going to be hard, so hard, and you're going to feel pretty terrible. So hey, take it easy. Run a little, but at this point, why push it? I think you can see where my weekly update is going, but just in case, this is what I did last week:
Monday: Woke up early and drove to The Woodlands to get my car in for service. It's a 140 mile round trip, on a lot of country roads. I was tired when we got home.
Tuesday: Celebrated my freedom (and America's birthday) by sleeping in.
Wednesday: No running but moved furniture around, so I'm counting that as weight training, ha!
Thursday: No running
Friday: No running
Saturday: I ran! It was a rough go for the first 1.5 miles, until I made a turn and finally got a breeze. A smaller group of Renegades meant we all ran solo, although people were ahead of and behind me, so although I ran alone, I really wasn't alone. Three ridiculously hot and sweaty miles later, I was glad to be done.
Saturday night: It was shady in our front grassy area, so Jeff and I went out and tossed the Frisbee around for a while. Shade does not equal cool, however - it was still 97 degrees when we did this, at 7:30 pm! Fun times, I'm getting a little better at throwing to my target as well as catching the disc, so practice is paying off.
Sunday: Slept in with a dog and a cat.
At least this week, I did go run yesterday morning with Jeff, but only for 2 miles because it's just stupid hot right now. Pretty much every summer ends up going like this; it's hard to make myself go outside and run when it's so hot. At this point, I'm just counting my non-running days as building up some recovery for when I start increasing my miles. And while I miss running more in theory, when I actually get out to run in this weather? Not so much, ha!
CC and I were shoe twins on Saturday - you can see us from a mile away with these bright yellow shoes!