Last night I didn't go to run club. I was in hermit mode as I like to call it. I just wanted to stay home on a rainy day and read a book. So that is what I did. I am sure the fact that I go back to work on Thursday has something to do with my hermit ways.
Now I didn't just sit on the couch and do a bunch of nothing. I did end up running 4 miles in my hood. This weekend I have a 10 mile race, so I can't just sit around and read books all day. :) I'm so frustrated with running. I feel like it should be feeling easier, but it has been one big suck fest lately. I feel like I am running through peanut butter. Ugh. It wouldn't be bad if I liked peanut butter, but I can't stand the stuff. I'd rather run through some nice cool ice cream. :) Not sure I could get any slower than what I am running right now. Well it has to get better eventually. I am sure it didn't help taking a week off. Today I have 7 miles on the calendar. I was going to wake up early and run, but I looked and saw 100% humidity and thought better of it. The humidity is supposed to leave this afternoon...so I will put the miles in later today/this evening.
Yesterday's run was a very humid one. At the end of the run I was dripping in sweat. I don't think there was a spot on me that wasn't covered in sweat. Oh the joys of summer running.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
So last week I ran zero miles. I had my niece Ali over for aunt Pam camp. This was her first time at aunt Pam camp and being away from home. She was a bit worried about being home sick, but I'm happy to report no home sickness for that girl. She has two other sisters so I think she enjoyed being an only child for a few days.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
This morning I woke up and did what a lot of runners do...look at the weather channel app to see the weather. Looks like it was raining and it looks like anytime this morning was a great morning for my long run. So I rolled over and went back to sleep for a bit. I'm not an early morning workout person. I wish I was but I like my sleep. It the thing that I hate about summer running...you have to get out to run early or face death.
So I headed out the door at 8 am to get my long run in. I headed to the library to run the route that I ran last week. I now know where everyone runs...the neighborhood around the library. I didn't get the all if the miles in that I was hoping to but I had two more miles than last weekend. So I'm ok with my run. My run was so slow. I wish I was a fast runner. I need more miles under my feet for those long runs not to really suck. But I'll take two more miles than last week.
A bit sweaty, but considering it is the beginning of August I can't complain that it was low 70's at the end of my run.
While I was running different neighborhoods I am suddenly overtaken by a yummy smell. Could it be bacon? Yep definitely bacon. When that smell is drifting out to the road you should offer sweaty runners samples. A few streets down I start to smell cake or muffins. I'm not sure if this neighborhood is where all of the cooks and bakers live or if they were having a cook-off later but it was making me want to stop and have some breakfast.
If I keep running this neighborhood maybe they will start to invite me over for breakfast. I guess that could be my motivation...make friends with the bacon and cake people. I could start saying hi and asking if the have had any good bacon lately. That way I can find out the bacon lovers of the neighborhood.
Next up find out where's the bacon!