Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wake and Run

I am crazy tired.  I took no pictures today.  It’s ok if you want to stop reading right now.  I’ll understand. 

You’re still here?  Awww I feel so loved. 

I got up this morning bright and early to tackle my first long run in 2 weeks.  The longest distance I have run in 3 weeks is 8 miles and that was on July 3rd.  Taking all that time off over vacation definitely took it’s toll.  I am TIRED today. 

10 Mile Run:

  • Mile 1:  11:48
  • Mile 2:  11:45
  • Mile 3:  12:09
  • Mile 4:  11:20
  • Mile 5:  11:34
  • Mile 6:  11:44
  • Mile 7:  11:53
  • Mile 8:  11:23
  • Mile 9:  11:36
  • Mile 10:  11:47
  • Mile 10.36:  4:15

Total: 2:01:20

Average Pace: 11:42

The Texas heat is just brutal.  By the time I finished my run, it was 85 degrees.  Even though 85 degrees is relatively low as far as Texas weather goes, I still do not do well when the temperature is in the 80s (or above of course). 

Does anyone have any good ideas for beating the heat or do I just have to accept that heat makes me slower than I normally am?  

At least I made it through and that’s all that matters I suppose.  I’m finally getting back on track since vacation.   Don’t worry I’ll screw that all up again this week because I’m volunteering all week at Vacation Bible School.  It’s always something. 

I can’t worry about all of that right now because I did something really awesome today.  You have to understand, I’m not a natural athlete.  I have NEVER played an organized sport.  I’ll pause while that sinks in.  Honestly, I haven’t.  Yes I was a cheerleader, but clapping and doing a couple of jumps is hardly a sport.  No offense to cheerleaders out there, it’s just that OUR squad was not comprised of athletes.  I know cheerleaders are athletes, it’s just that my squad was not. 

Why do my stories always take so long to tell?  Ok so an athlete I am not, so imagine my surprise today when I attempted to wake board and I DID it!  I was so excited I think I squealed.  At 36 years old, I attempted to wake board and I popped up the first try.  I didn’t go far and it took another 10 times to get up again, but that time I rocked it.  I was really proud of myself. 

All this excitement in one day, I’m pooped! 

6 comments:

Tracey said...

Great job on your run in the heat. 85 is hot to be running in. My only advice would be to find someone to run with and get out before the sun. I did that the other day and it helped a lot.

Good for you for getting on the wake board. You should be tired!

G. said...

Wake board - wow! You go girl! xoxoxo G.

Ronald Obringer said...

wake boarding is a great core workout...you should try snowboarding. I have no additional ways to beat the heat aside from maybe making sure you take really a reallly cold sports type drink with you and sip it every mile. Keeping yourself hydrated and cool so you don't over heat is the only way to prevent yourself from really hurting your performance. unless of course you do the opposite of us pittsburghers...you start running on a treadmill in the hot hot summer the way we do in the bitter cold winter months. I hate the dreadmill...but it would be an easier way to keep cool.

Juliette Harmon said...

You were soooo awesome! That last time you got up you could have stayed up forever! WTG!!!

Tri4Success said...

Whether it's running in heat or riding in the wind, learning to just accept the fact that you'll be slower is key to survival. Congrats on the wakeboarding success!

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