I went out for my long run today on another hot day this summer. It was about 89 degrees F out, humid, and sunny. I wore a good coat of sunscreen and carried my water and sports drink.
It was a recovery week, so my long run distance was decreased this week. Since it was a recovery workout, I didn't feel bad taking walk breaks and running a nice easy pace. I took full advantage of any shade I could find along my route and endulged in a couple sprinklers along the way. Is there anything better than a sprinkler on a hot summer day?
As I ran down the street near my house, a slim, somewhat pale man with no shirt on approached running in the opposite direction. As we passed, he said in a thick, possibly German accent, "I'm not alone in my craziness!" That's right! I'm crazy about running. So crazy, that I'll do an 8 mile run on an 89 degree day. Oh yah! I was in good company out there today.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Short run - 3.5 miles
Trail running at Plaster Creek. I think I picked up some poison ivy while mountain biking earlier this week...or it could have been while running. The hubby and our friend Jair got it, too. Washing my sheets as I write. LOL!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Tennis with the hubby
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Long run - 8.1 miles
Hot, humid, sunny!