Sunday, May 30, 2010

Exhausting Run Today. Ugh...

I'm so worn out. I ran this afternoon and it was ridiculously hot out. I did surpass my goal, though my pace was reeeally slow. I'm a little bit disappointed, but that's alright. My best is all that I can do. I just really struggled today. I'm glad that I actually went for a run, though, because sometimes when I feel worn out, I don't go at all. I'm thankful that I got out there.

I'm just not sure how to get used to the heat, because it's definitely going to be hot out for the rest of the summer. Then I'm moving to Florida, which will also be warm fairly consistently. I'm going to have to get accustomed to it... somehow. I'm going to have to find a small water bottle that I can carry while I run, because I get very parched. I felt like my entire mouth was drying out. The only way I can get away without carrying a little bit of water with me is if someone sets up water tables for me while I run.

Speaking of water tables, I went for a run a few weeks ago during a time when a bunch of garage sales were going on. A little girl, probably six or seven, had a lemonade stand out. She looked like she thought I would buy some lemonade for her, but I was not carrying any change with me. I wish that I had, though.

I tried a new route today. It was more in the sun than my usual route. The route that I normally run is more in the shade and in a less populated area. Today I just decided to run out of my apartment and run down some streets around me, rather than to drive somewhere. I guess it might have been a better idea to run in the shade, but I wasn't thinking about the sun and the heat when I left. That was dumb. Oh well.

I also lubed up my thighs, because I've had some chaffing since I switched from pants to shorts when I run. However, it seemed like the vaseline wasn't 100% effective. Toward the end of the run, I felt my thighs sticking together again. I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I need to use more vaseline. I don't know. humm...

Now I have to get ready for work... after work, I think I'm going to rest and relax a little bit... or I might go down to the gym and lift. I'm not sure yet.

Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 347.81 miles/204 days
To go: 652.19 miles/161 days


  1. Get some BodyGlide! Works wonders! And it's not greasy.

  2. yes! water is a MUST in Florida. I also almost always run in a running hat, it helps keep me cool.

    and I second the bodyglide!

  3. Bodyglide is awesome and because it is aloevera based, it won't stain your clothes. I always carry water no matter what. My coach would kill us if she saw we didn't have anything.

  4. i went running this morning, and it was so ridiculously hot. i thought i was going early enough to avoid that, but i guess not! thats one thing that sucks about houston. we're having highs in the upper 90s already (and tying some record highs...yuck!!) ive never used bodyglide...i bought some of those underarmour shorts and i really like those. i just wear a normal pair of shorts over them and probably look kinda goofy but i feel better, lol.

  5. Yay for helpful comments from your readers!!!