Remember when you were a kid and if you were having fun, the weather didn’t really matter?
I wouldn’t say this week’s heat doesn’t matter, but for a few fleeting miles this morning, fun took over. I changed up my scheduled “long” run with only survival in mind, and found it wasn’t an achey breaky compromise – it was FUN!
Starting at a delightfully obscene early hour at the park on the lake, I ran to the HS and looped a mile on the superspringy track, toured the sweet tree-lined neighborhood streets on 3/2 intervals, then headed back to run through the sprinklers at the park. 6.6 yippy skippy miles! (And my goal was to simply survive 5.)
Amphipod – love it. I didn’t think I was going to like the whole fannypackin’ thing, but necessity is what it is, and I found that this thing is awesome! No sloshing and bouncing at all. It sits right in the small of the back for real. Ergonomically perfect as far as I can tell.
Admit it – new gear DOES make it more fun!
Oh, and bought it at a real running store! Standing at their door yesterday, it actually took a moment to squirrel up the feeling that I belonged there, but everyone was really nice and welcoming. If there was a hint of skepticism about the woman trying on all the water belts, sliding the waists out to atypical lengths, then it was just in my own twisted mind.
Despite my hard work this week (I even stayed in range most days, and only marginally ventured out of it), I did not post a weight loss today. My first thought was “WTH?” My second thought was “Don’t sweat it, girly. You lost ½” of the waist in 3 weeks, and ¼” off the chest. It’ll show on the scale again soon.”
This week I’m going to repeat week 6 on my training schedule. There’s time, and I need to build back up to the 8 mile long run before I move on. I’ve already submitted my request to Mother Nature that she please turn the thermostat down a smidge.
This week I’m going to eat to run. Running is not a permission slip to eat off the wall. Running is easier when I weigh less.
(Oh, Reason #179 to lose weight: Next summer when it’s this freakin’ hot, I want to run in SHORTS, not capri’s.)
This week I’m going to give a rockin’ presentation to my peers and exec vp.
This week I’m going to the free concert downtown Thurs night.
This week I’m going to hug summer hard!