Stats for 6/1:
Sunny day, partial run with kiddos and hubby, hills and tired legs.
I work from home on Mondays, LOVE IT!! Often muscle man and the little studs will join me on the run. Now that 5 miles is my minimum, hubs is not interested in trolling along with me the full route. Today we were together for less than a mile and he took the kiddos to play on the gravel path through the woods. I set off alone.
My plan was to work hard, push to the point that I felt uncomfortable. That was easy to do today, it was HOT, legs were tired, air was thick and the scotch broom killed my breathing. Yes I was UNCOMFORTABLE. I thought about ripping off my shirt and running in my sports bra. Decency ruled over comfort. I wore my cute new shirt which was a mistake...because it held in the heat, but hey I have a great option for a chillier day. Up and down hills trying to go FAST, I was happy for the stoplight reprieve, even for a minute, at the top of Car Killer Canyon (that is my pet name).
I TOUGHED it out and found hubby near where he met me at the end of my 20 miler. WATER! GEEEZZZ!! I am lucky that my marathon is this month and that I live in Washington or I would surely melt. Today was a max temp of maybe 82, I am already complaining and afraid of heat stroke (OK That is a little dramatic). Missing my indoor sports today :) OK I know there are indoor options for running but I am 6 feet tall and NOT graceful, put the two together and it is not a good mix on a treadmill
Done…one step closer to the Marathon. Looking at my training plan and crossing off the days. Week 13 already!! I have run 47 times since I started this plan (only missed 2 full days on the plan both while away from home Spokane and Hawaii). Only 14 training days left before the BIG ONE!! Even after an UNCOMFORTABLE 5 miler I know that I am READY!!! As ready as I can be to run 26.2 miles..
I played with the coloring to make this more fun. Look at my mid arms, I have a perfectly dorky diamond tan line from running. I really need to find a tanning bed one of these days.