Monday 7/7 - 6 brutal miles. Ugly....just ugly. Legs felt like lead. 87 degrees out. Not an ounce of oxygen in the air....or I guess technically I should say "Liter of Oxygen"..... Felt like I was suffocating. Hot. Sticky. Humid. Relentless bugs. Numerous mosquito and fly bites. Torrential down pours after mile 3. The rain actually helped with the heat and bugs but it was still ugly. Did 1 mile run / 2 minute walk intervals with a 12:02 min/mile pace. Which is pretty good for me but it still FELT awful. Not a good day! I did have a little chuckle 1/2 way through though. Around mile 3 a man on a bike passed me and he had splatters of mud and dirt straight up his back (splashed up from his back tire) from riding his bike in the rain. And here is my thought process... *wow...I never realized that a bike tire does that...one more reason to NOT go bike riding....one more reason to stay away from a triathlon....omg...who was it that told me about the bike racer who had to shit so bad in the middle of a race that he/she hung his/her ass off the back of the bike and shit right in the middle of the race....It was probably my Grandma.......HA!....did he/she have shit flung up his back side from it hitting his tire?!.....better yet....did the person behind him/her get a mouthful? Gross! Yeah, I think I'll stick to running.* Yes...this is how I amuse myself when I'm running by myself.
Wednesday 7/9 - Felt much better. 6.1 miles in 1:13. 11:58 min/mile pace. BUT...that included a potty break...LOL....
Friday 7/11 - Ran 12 miles in 2:23. 11:55 min/mile pace. 8min run/2 min walk intervals. Felt great till the last mile. Lower back and hips where giving me grief. I'm feel'n good.
And now....I must go get ready for the Martina McBride Concert. I don't know what she sings and have no idea what she looks like but I'll use any excuse I can come up with for a girls night out!
PS - Who ever said that exercise increases your energy apparently never exercised....I'm exhausted!
Have a fantastic weekend ya'll!