Tuesday, July 16, 2013

That's the plan!

Today was the start of a heat wave in Northern Virginia.  Ugh!  Just a reminder that I am a sweater.

Not this kind of sweater...

But this kind of sweater...

I got up this morning and I planned on running three miles.  I,once again, did not sleep well last night so I just couldn't roll out of bed.  This is two nights in a row that I haven't been able to sleep well.  I am over not sleeping. :)  So I finally talked myself out of bed a little after 6.  I went to sleep with my sports bra on figuring it would make it quicker to get dressed in my running gear in the morning and it would force me to get up and move.  I guess it worked.  I didn't run, but I did take Riley on a 1 1/2 mile walk before work.  So score one for moving.  I am hoping to make that a habit this summer.  If I am not running in the morning I will at least take the dog on a long walk.  

I headed to summer school and then had tutoring after school.  I came home in the heat and crashed on the couch.  Looks like I missed run club because of my little nap.  That's ok. The feels like temp was 105.  I was ok with not running at 6:30.  Don't worry I didn't miss my workout.  I ran tonight.  I did my 3.19 miles.  I am happy.  As I have said before I judge my workout by my sweat.  My entire front of my shirt was sopping wet.  My face was as red as my tank top. I ran some of my 3 miles at 10 min. miles..which is really good for me.  So I will try to run my short runs a bit faster than comfortable.  And my long runs will be slow and steady.  Hopefully that should get me to Marine Corps Marathon. Because really that is what it is about right now..not dying in October.   

Speaking of Marine Corps Marathon..if anyone would like to donate a few dollars to a great organization, I am raising money for Fisher House.  It is like the Ronald McDonald House for the military.  It is a great way to say thank you to all of our wonderful military families.  If you would like to donate a few dollars please click here.  Thank You!



5 comments:

jeff4re said...

I ran the Marine Corps last year. It was awesome. I hop you love it

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

I think almost every word of this post rang true for me!!!
We are in a heat wave in Chicago too, and I was just wondering today if I sweat buckets more than the average person, because it certainly felt that way today! I sweated it out at hot yoga this morning, and even my capris were soaked through! I swear even the tops of my feet were sweating. Then I ran on the treadmill in the AC tonight, thinking it would be cooler, and was STILL toweling off! Yikes! My goal is also just to make it through the summer and not die at my October marathon!! :)

Scott said...

A marathon?!?! More power too you. And I am an expert at sweating. Just make sure you hydrate like crazy and take care of those electrolytes. I am still trying to figure out a way to attach a saline IV to my aerobars.

Kim said...

I'm a huge sweater - it is never pretty!!! I think it grosses my husband out when I wring out my sports bra after a run - oh, well!!
Hopefully you will get some relief from the heat soon.

Just Kristal said...

Also a sweater! It's ridiculous how much I sweat and how red my face gets. We should have a photo contest ;) I'm in Maine and we're in a heat wave too. It's gross.
I'm also hoping to make it through the summer and not die in my October marathon. We're all in this together!