Went for a 9 am run this morning, thinking I would beat the heat. Right. I had sweat running in places I didn’t even know it could run in. Yuck! There are some pretty long stretches of the run from my house to the park (through the park) and back that are sun, sun, sun. No shade to be found. And pushing Sky just makes me work that much harder and sweat that much more. It’s really great when I start to slow down and Sky looks up at me and starts laughing. And I mean the kind of laughing that resulted in her blowing snot all over the inside of the jogger. That was super fun to clean up.
I decided today was a GPS free day. I did run with my phone, so used Runkeeper, but put it inside the jogger so I couldn’t hear it. I just needed to get out there and run a pace and distance that feels good. I know the loop is close to 4 miles and I know how many extra laps to make around the lake to get up to 5 if I want to. But, like I said I was hot, and my foot has been sort of giving me flashes of pain out of the blue every few days, so I decided to stop while I still felt good, which meant 3.96 miles in 43 and some seconds. If only I had run a few more steps instead of doing a cool down I would have hit 4. Oh well.
I used my phone so I could track my run still, but not look at my pace etc every 60 seconds, and because there are some crazy racoon’s near the park, check out the story here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48142414/ns/us_news/#.T_3EOZFF-Sx and if I was attacked I figured it would be good to be able to call 911. Should have run with Bishop…he would eliminate the problem in about 10 seconds!