I had 9.5 miles planned yesterday. When I'm having a tough run I can usually count on my mom to respond to a text message with something inspirational and/or motivating. Yesterday I was really struggling at mile 5. I sent her the following picture:
She responded with "Huh? How did you get a picture of your brother?" She was serious. I'll be wearing earrings on my next run.
|I don't know about this whole training through the summer thing.|
|I'm 4 miles from my house. I think my shoes are melting it's so hot outside. Send help.|
|Home, sweet home. Cold tile - you are my best friend.|
I had to stop for a couple stop lights so I guess this isn't too bad for me considering the heat:
Then I took my beast of a bike (seriously it weighs like half an elephant - yes, that is a type of measurement) to the pool to try out my new Nike swimwear. I was rolling slow, and just thought my legs were really tired from the 9 miles, but I looked down to find two flat tires. Dang it. I walked my bike the rest of the way to the pool. People stared.
|Walk yourself home, stupid.|
Do you still run the same mileage during the dog days of summer? I'm not doing so well.
How much water do you carry? I have a 2 bottle Nathan belt that is barely enough for the hot, long run days, but still a significant amount of added weight. A guy and his wife were also sweating it out yesterday. When they ran by looking like they had been in the desert for 2 weeks he pointed at my belt and was like "oh, we need to get that!" haha. Yes, sir. You do.
Happy (hot) Running,