Well, I did it. I ran 3 miles in 33 minutes and change — goal met. I ran in full sun with a slight breeze, but with warmth and humidity that put the temperature “real feel” around 80 something.
Then I cried like a baby on my porch. My body was drenched from head to toe like I had just climbed out of the pool and I just “enjoyed” the breeze while wondering how much more of this warm weather running I can take.
Folks I don’t mind sharing, in fact I need to share, I feel like I’ve hit a 13.1 training wall. We’ve had a fairly beautiful summer, but I’m so sick of running in the warm temperatures that it’s making me dread my 10-mile run tomorrow. I know there are folks that run in much warmer temperatures, but I just don’t do so well.
This may be part and parcel with the fact that this week just hasn’t been the best with eating either. We’ve had two end-of-summer parties that were a lot of fun for my kids, but included late nights and sleepovers, which leads to less sleep, which lead to not getting my 4-6 mile run in yesterday because I had to get some sleep, which is now leading to dreading my long run. I did the elliptical instead yesterday, so I wasn’t exactly lazy, but I’ve eaten too much junk this week.
I will say the good news is I have nothing scheduled tonight except to get to bed early so I can get out earlier for my run tomorrow. Today I will carb load a bit, hydrate well all day and get my rest. I can’t say I’ll be great, but I know I will live.
There is no quitting, but I want to enjoy my race. So, I have one request…please, dear Lord, let the weather be cooler in a month.