Saturday, May 28, 2011


today i defeated what i consider to be the arch nemesis of running! it shines from above, trying to make me weaker. yes, it is has power at home in VA, but it extends its power to the hundredth degree here in FL...literally speaking! it slows me down and makes my breathing uneven. yes, i am talking about the sun and the heat!!!

My alarm went off at 6:40 this morning. i quickly hit snooze...i mean c'mon, i'm on vaca here, right! i couldn't fall back asleep though. i desperately wanted to roll over and get another hour of sleep, but all i could think about was how hot it might get in that hour. i checked my weather app and it said it was already 83 freakin degrees. ok...that was enough to get my butt out of bed and on the run. holy shit....83 degrees at 7 in the morning is a shock to the system! despite the heat, i felt i was doing well on my run. my water bottle showed me differently though. i had drained the darn thing by mile 3. a quick stop at walgreens for a bottle of water and i was back on my way. by 5 miles i was actually cursing. the thoughts inside my head, which i think escaped my lips at some point, were along the lines of "holy.fucking.heat....mother.f''!!!"

i did it though....6 miles in 1 hour and 8 mins!!! the forecast at home is looking HOT HOT HOT next week....don't be alarmed if you hear me cursing along the running route....or if i decide to run at might be the only option this summer!


Cyndi said...

You're so cute! I start my training program for my next half marathon (in October) next month. Just imagine how that's going to feel! The hard part is here, it's so humid in the morning. I've taken to running in the evening, still hot, just doesn't seem so moist!

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