Pink Walker

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.


Posted on July 9, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Sounds like my run yesterday. It’s brutal! I didn’t recover from my run until late afternoon 😦

    But 6 miles is 6 miles!!! You got out there which is much more than lots of people do everyday!

    • Yeah, I just felt like they were junk miles and it makes me worried to start a plan in a week or two where I’ll have to run outside all the time again! I’ve been spoiled on the TM.

  2. I used to work at Lush and LOVED their bath bombs. Hope you enjoyed it!

  3. Yeah, so I’m ADDICTED to Lush! I never really find too many people in person who have either a) heard of it or b) are madly in love with it as much as I am. So, when I saw that bath bomb, I immediately knew it was lush!

  4. Pink Walker. 😦 Ohh how sad! I probably kept you up from not posting fast enough, lol! But I hear you, it’s been soooooo hot outside. I can’t handle it either! OMG that sushi. AMAAAAAZING. And to think, the hubby was like, “Let’s go get sushi today” and I said, “No, I’m going to bake tilapia.” Blah. I want sushi now!

  5. Hang in there! So you had a set back, but at least you know why you had such a challenging run. Live, learn, and move on. You’ll be just fine!!! 🙂

  6. Ahh I love lush!! I’m obsessed with their dream cream! They are all over Seattle, but I haven’t find one near my new home in northern ca!!

  7. I hate those days when you have workouts that don’t go well. I know exactly how you feel, but if you think it through, it doesn’t make sense to feel bad about your run! While probably 95% of the people you know were inside sitting on their butts, you tackled 6 excruciating miles (and survived to tell the tale!)
    You are one tough cookie.

  8. I LOVE lush – my favourite product from them right now is the “silky underwear powder” It smells so good – and…if you are having a “i don’t want to shower” day, it works really well on your hair (awkward if I’m the only one who puts powder in their hair on days I don’t want to shower) ha!

    Anyways. about your run – you still finished!! That is an accomplishment in itself. Don’t be too hard on yourself m’dear.

    • Not weird at all! I use dry shampoo powder for my hair ALL THE TIME 🙂 I had that Silky Underwear Powder years ago from Lush and I remember it smelling soooo good!

  9. I found your blog via myfitspiration and I just wanted to say that I’d love to be able to do 6 miles in an hour. I’ve been running on the treadmill a lot lately as well and the heat zaps me after my first mile. Props to you for getting out and there and doing the entire 6!

    • Thank you! I was just so discouraged because I ran my first full marathon in May and I was running so much in the winter/spring and such long distances. I have to remember that it is tough in the heat!!

  10. I always try to remember that you have to have bad runs because that is what make your good runs so good!

  11. Ugh sounds like my long run this weekend! The heat is miserable!

  12. When I have runs like that I just remind myself that running isn’t easy – or everyone would do it! You wouldn’t be a true pink runner if you didn’t occasionally have pink walker moments 🙂

  13. I hate an awful run, it stinks how sometimes it just HAPPENS and there’s really nothing you can do about it! 😦 I have a feeling mine is going to be pretty bad tonight after a weekend of not so healthiness! At least you still got a good workout in. 🙂

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