Bright blue skies and about 70 degrees. At 10am. Which is totally abnormal for here where it doesn't get above 60 usually in the summer. So I set off on a terrible run. I had to pause THREE times to catch my breath. By 3.1 miles I called it quits.
I was really mad at myself for not having the mental willpower to keep going to 4 miles, but I'm trying this new thing where I actually listen to my body. My body was on vacation and was well rested. My muscles are not achy, my legs are fresh, but I am not used to running in heat. My body said stop. It was hungry and thirsty. So instead of pushing through and possibly hurting myself, I stopped and walked the rest of the way home.
I also did a HIIT video, an ab workout, and a bicep workout in the comfort of my cool house. I felt insanely better.
Some days just aren't running days and I am learning to accept that. I figured that since I've had two low mileage weeks in a row that I would have some great running days, but the heat and humidity threw a wrench in my plans. I am not inadequate because I had one bad run. And I know tomorrow's run will be better!
I took total advantage of the heat the rest of the day.
I am reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. I started and finished Gone Girl on the island. I could not put the book down. This one is just as good and captivating. I can't wait to see if this one has an exciting twist like Gone Girl does.
I had some company in the sun.
I haven't had Milo in about 6 weeks, so it has been really exciting getting to cuddle with him again.
In much more exciting news than a terrible run, my sister's water broke this morning so baby has to be born really soon. Tomorrow I am planning on spending most of the day with her in the hospital. I cannot wait to meet my Goddaughter!
What do you do when your runs are tough?
Read any good books lately?