Too hawt for anything but icy cool drinks and a patio–def not run weather IMHO.
That was my goal for last night’s 8km and then taken down to 4 mile run with my buddy O at the running room. The first 2/3 I was ok. The last third, well, that’s a different story. My already sore, stiff and swollen knees were giving me a bit of grief and it was sooo hot and it just made me feel so slow and heavy and unable to move my arse.
But…I survived. And I felt incredibly proud. Granted running in this kind of heat is not something I will do regularly but I’m glad to have bashed that fear down–it’s is possible, I, Leesah MC can run in crazy 38 degree heat.
Spicy, icy deliciousness.
The rest of the night me and O spent some time catching up over delicious bbq at Famous Dave’s. I also had half of the most amazing Ceasar (sorta like a bloody mary) ever…I mean…any drink that has a bacon garnish and is called Devil’s Spit must be good, right? We chatted about life, his kids, his upcoming races, my continuous single status and how determined he is to put an end to that. We made plans for me to teach him how to swim so he can finally try his hand at a triathlon. It was just an awesomely fun night with a good friend I haven’t seen in a while. After the massive catch up sesh, I ventured home to watch The Soup and a bit of Honey Boo-boo child, get myself all sparkly clean and engage in some much-needed stretching/yoga for runners and foam rolling…which was super painful but ultimately satisfying. Tonight is more time with friends–and I’m totally looking forward to it. Squee! Loving these last few days of summer fun with lovely friends whom I don’t get to see regularly. Seriously…it’s been epic and so…what’s the word…fulfilling? No…that’s not it…but I think you know what I’m getting at. Much luv and happy Thursday, Leesah
Well, not entirely, but I did do a brick workout tonight. 20 minutes running, 20 minutes cycling and 20 minutes running. I forgot how hard this style of training. Score one for those crazy triathlon-ers….though, I do hope to be among them one day.
I am not going to complain about tonight’s workout, however….as it was far more enjoyable than my workouts from earlier this week. I just hope that lovely lightness that comes with good, strong and regular runs comes back to me soon. I miss that speed and light when I run–it’s such a satisfying feeling.
Speaking of satisfying feeling, I think it is time I get in some stretching and foam rolling time–it’s not the most comfortable feeling at times, but it def. makes for better, stronger runs, which is ultimately quite satisfying. I might also make myself some popcorn or some kale chips–as an extra incentive to stretch and foam roll–as I only get them if I do those things. lol Hopefully this will prevent me from being lazy.
P.S. New baking project coming tomorrow night–my first experimentation with brown butter–in cake form–am super, duper excited!