I have returned from my running hiatus! I went full steam into Goofy Weekend and once it was over I was done. Beat. Flat out pooped and burnt out in need of a break. The timing was perfect since I had a wedding to prepare for! Well that wedding has come and gone, so I no longer have an excuse to not lacy up my Adidas.
Yesterday was run number 1....and was it one sucky run! I procrastinated on heading out, which was a terrible idea. It was 82 degrees during my little jaunt through the 'hood. What happened to Spring running? Did I really miss it all?? Being congested, sweating, thirsty, hungry and very out of shape made this a doozy. My planned two miles turned into 1.8 since at that time I was essentially by my house and it was easy to stop. Bad, bad runner!!
This morning I again left too late. But I was prepared! Instead of a full hat I used a visor, I covered myself in sunscreen and I brought my water. The plan was four miles. Yeah it was 85 degrees. I did two. Ugh. It wasn't all bad though. When I actually ran, and didn't stop under big shady trees for water, I was running great! I was able to get focused a few times and felt myself getting back into my zone. During the hard parts, mentally, I pulled out the classic move..... What would Pre do? I realized Pre wouldn't have been a slacker and would have been done running hours ago. Pre would suck it up and push even harder just to prove that 85 isn't too hot for a good run. And with that I pushed and felt great!
From now on though, I am either running in the morning or once it has cooled off at night, even if that means running in the dark. Kind of hard to train for a half marathon in two weeks if you shrivel up like a dying bug once the sunlight hits your skin!