Friday, June 15, 2012

crazy storms equal intense runs

I'm getting good at this. "Returning"to running." I've just gotten bad at doing it repeatedly. I'm not sure what the problem is. I mean, there definitely are a whole slew of excuses, but none that truly matter.

So today, I went running for the first time in a month or something. I actually got up really early today, because I heard Kath's shower running. So I chatted with her while she got ready for work and then laid back down. I was awake for a while afterward... so I thought about running. Next thing I knew, I rewoke up at 11ish and it was definitely already getting hot out. I ended up going out for a run at a little after 1. I really struggled throughout my run and planned to turn around and make it a short run (maybe 4 miles or so), espeially because of the heat. (This is going to be a tough summer. Thanks Florida.) When I got past the two mile turn around point, I just kept going for whatever reason. I guess I felt like I needed to push it today.

I actually had to stop twice and sit on different benches on my path to rest. It was really rough. Maybe I pushed myself too hard for being out of running for such a long time. When I got to the end of the trail, where I  normally turn around and come back much more slowly than I went out, I heard thunder. Then the dark clouds started rolling in. I started speeding up. My walk breaks became much shorter and my running became more speedy. I had three miles to make up for. The thundering got worse, but the air definitely cooled, which made it much easier for me to continue onward.

I pushed it because I didn't want to get rained on. It started sprinkling when I was about a mile from home. It really let loose when I was about five minutes from home. I tucked my cell phone in my shirt and took off. (I don't know why I thought my shirt would be dry. I was soo sweaty.)

I got home with soaked clothes.. and was freezing. I'm a little concerned that my shoes will still be wet tomorrow.

Anyways... I took some pictures of the scary clouds... BEFORE I got dumped on.

Goal: 1000 miles/366 days
So far: 233.38 miles/166 days
To go: 766.62 miles/200 days


  1. Don't feel bad about having to stop a few times b/c I have def. had to do that when it is so hot out. The important thing is you got yourself out there. Plus it is the first time you've run in a while. Also, now you know the way to really push yourself is to convince yourself it will pour at any moment and you will discover the inner speed

    1. Thanks B. I don't know if I have an inner speed demon, but I am certainly hopeful.