Saturday Workout: 6 horrible miles
I should probably change my name to Pink Walker after my “run” this morning. Of course I planned on getting up around 8 and getting out the door by 8:30 to beat the summer heat. I didn’t get outside until almost 10:00 and it was already over 80 degrees. I’ve been on the treadmill for the last few weeks, so I should have predicted that this would happen.
I started off hoping to do 6-7 miles and went out for my usual 6 mile loop with hopes of adding on at the end. This loop is good for me because it is 3 miles out 3 miles back, so I end up almost always doing the full 6 miles. About 2 miles into it, I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty. I even wore a baseball hat and carried my Camelbak hand-held water bottle to stay cool. I ended up running .75 of miles 3 and 4 and walking the last .25 both times. By then I was so annoyed I walked ALL of mile 5. I NEVER do this! I was just mad the whole time because I was hot and didn’t feel like running. I saw a runner just as my Garmin hit 5 miles, so I sucked it up and ran for the last one.
I almost wore my heart rate monitor for this run, but decided not to wear it this morning. I really haven’t worn it since the marathon in May and I know it would have been through the roof today. (which would have annoyed me more)
To make myself feel better, I took a bath after my run. A WARM bath! How many times did I jump into a bathtub full of icy cold water after my long runs in March-April preparing for the Pittsburgh Marathon?! Wayyy too many and today felt fantastic getting into comfortable water.
Bath bomb I used today after my run.
Have you ever heard of Lush Cosmetics?? I heard about this company when I was in college and it was being featured on the Style Network. I took a vacation to California with my parents and found a store and fell in love. I don’t have any stores really close to me, but whenever I am at one I like to stock up on bath bombs and their solid shampoo. Really great stuff and minimal packaging!
My delicious sushi from last night’s dinner. I didn’t think ordering 2 rolls for myself was that much but I was stuffed. Like uncomfortable, gotta put the sweatpants on when you get home kind of full. It was worth it.