Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Holy Humidity!

Sunday morning I woke up at 4:35AM for my weekend long run. I was meeting friends for the run. The plan was to run 6 miles. I love running with friends! That's one of my main motivators to getting out of bed so early on a weekend!

As soon as I walked out the door I knew I was in trouble. I hadn't even started running yet and I was sweating. Temperature wise it was only in the 70's but the humidity was in full force and made it feel so much hotter.

The first mile seemed to take forever. My legs were not wanting to work. I was already dreading the rest of the run. That's not a good sign.

Miles 2 and 3 had hills. It's always tougher to run up a hill when you can't breathe! Luckily, I had Holly from Running and Baking Oh My to keep me company and keep me running!


Mile 4 I was struggling to breathe. And I realized that I had forgotten to grab a Huma Gel for the run! So no fuel for me...on a day I desperately needed it!

This is my playground! I love to run...even on the bad run days! 

Mile 5 I knew I could make it. You can do anything for a mile right? I had about a half a mile to go but knew I had to take this picture of the gorgeous sunrise above the corn field!


Finally I made it to mile 6 and I was sooo happy!!!! 


This run was hot and super hard to breathe because of all the humidity. It was a reminder to me that during the summer I have to slow my pace down some. I also have to make sure I am properly hydrated (which I was for this run). And...no forgetting my fuel!!!

QOTD: Have you ever had a run where you wanted to give up because it was so hard?

Edited: I wrote this post Sunday before it happened so I just want to say that my heart goes out to all those that were affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. I have family that live there. Luckily they were fine but had neighbors that lost their homes. Please continue to pray for Oklahoma!

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