When I woke up this morning I had the best idea ever. I wanted to run with my sister and came up with the perfect way to do so.
We didn’t plan to match but we are able to communicate telepathically and knew that it was a red shorts and black top kind of a day.
We went to the track for our run so that her kids could run with us when they wanted and play in the field when they needed a break.
Best running partners ever and they already have great form.
We did 7 miles together but I made my sis really slow down with me. It is really easy to get down on yourself when you are running in the heat because your pace slows down and your run feels so much harder than normal. Even though we know that it is the heat slowing us down it is hard to not think you are just being weak. After a few laps of feeling lame sauce about how slow I was going I snapped out of it and started reminding myself that you HAVE TO adjust your pace when running in the heat. Just know that it happens to everyone, don’t get down on yourself about it!
I am going to miss my mom’s fridge so much. It is so organized and always fully stocked with fruits, veggies and TURKEY! I am curious to know how much her grocery bill will go down after we move.
9 out of 10 times I go over to their house there are donuts. The coconut portion is reserved for me. Post lunch dessert is the best.
Ever heard of the Bad Water Ultramarathon, aka the world’s TOUGHEST foot race? It was held on July 16-18th this year (it has been going on for 35 years now).
The first place male, Mike Morton, finished in 22h, 52m and 55s. The first place female, Sumie Inagaki, finished in 29h, 53m and 9s.
The course goes through 3 mountain ranges with extreme temperatures and there is a total of 13,000′ of vertical ascent (and 4,700′ descent). How fun do these elevation maps look to you?
Too bad this race is invitation only because this would be a blast if we could all get together and run it….. On second thought, how about we plan to meet up in Hawaii and run a few miles along the beach and drink fruit smoothies and play in the ocean all day instead?
Have you ever done an ultramarathon? Do you have any desire to run an ultra? Anyone ever want to run Bad Water?
What was your last track workout? Moms reading: do you take your kids to the track with you so you can get your run on and watch them at the same time?
How much do you slow down when running in the heat? How does the heat affect your running physically and mentally?
Did you ever go run when you were a kid?