Not a good quality photo but accurately shows how hard I was sweating! Temperature-wise it didn't feel too bad outside. However, the humidity was miserable!!! I really tried to push myself outside of my comfort zone to acclimate to the heat. Hoping my half marathon on Saturday won't be too hot 🤞
Not every race goes your way. Despite the fact it's 85 degrees, 67% humidity, had no shade and one short walk break, I finished. Wanted to puke and stop after a mile and a half. That was brutal. Plus I literally had to elbow people out of the way at the beginning because people don't know how to line up in corrals 😐 but I did it. And this beer taste good!!
Run to Exile flat me is ready! I haven't run many 5ks in the last yearish as I've grown to love half marathons more. My personal best is 23:19 from a 5k in October of 2016 and I haven't really made it a goal to top that. One of these days I'll beat it 🏃♀️ probably won't be tomorrow but it will be a fun race regardless!
Excited for Run to Exile Saturday! But I'm also a huge craft beer lover so why not run their race?! I was originally going to do the 10k but changed my registration last night to the 5k. Now that I'm doing a half marathon next weekend, I need to save my legs for a long run Sunday 🏃♀️ anyone else running this Saturday?!
If I'm being honest, I'm not all that bummed I haven't done any real speed work since my marathon. I'm not training for anything and I don't care about being fast. I'm back to running because I enjoy it (and for my sanity!) The runner's high was real today! Therefore, my ego wasn't too bruised when two guys flew by me on MLK 😂 (And @danieltlong we haven't met but I feel like one looked a lot like you!)
☀️💙 #StepsToSuccess Taking a big step today as I head to Washington DC! David and Angela are sharing their life stories with me, and wanted a picture! Thought it was a great opportunity to talk about Hands Up Smokes Down! So interesting to learn about different people, thanks for supporting Hands Up Smokes Down!! #sunfitforlife#HandsUpAd
A little bit of rain didn't stop EFR from bike riding today! I had a blast riding with my fellow coworkers and other participants in Ride Don't Hide. Thank you for all that donated and participated!
So I got attacked by a bird during this run. Either myself or the bikers coming the opposite direction on the trail startled this bird because next thing I know, I feel a beak stab the back of my head! I turn around and this red wing black bird is following me!! 😂😂 8 miles in 85 degrees is pretty damn miserable. I just don't do well long distances in warm weather. However, since I stayed up so late last night, I could not get my butt out of bed this morning!
Good morning! Chased the sunrise today. Before I switched jobs a year and a half back, I used to run in the morning a lot more. But now that I work mostly 8 to 5, it just doesn't happen 😐 I do miss these sunrise runs. Much cooler than after work!! Happy hump day, all!