Friday, June 4, 2010

Miserable heat, rain, or the treadmill?

So after my rant about the awful hot and sticky weather yesterday, it rained...all...day...long!

Awesome!

I wanted to go running...outside! Which do I hate more: running in the rain, running in miserable heat, or running on a treadmill? -- treadmill...for sure! It's death by steps.

Pros to running outside in the miserable heat: you get sun, it makes you tougher, you sweat a lot, you're prepared for a possible 100 degree race day (hey, it happens!)
Cons to running outside in the miserable heat: you sweat a lot, you can't run as hard/far, it sucks

Pros to running outside in the rain: it makes you tougher, it's not as hot (sometimes!), you're prepared for a rainy race day (it's happened to me before), rain cools you down when you're running
Cons to running outside in the rain: it's raining...they invented umbrellas for a reason

My conversation with my fiancé yesterday via email about my run (before I ran it):

Me: I have no desire to run in this weather.
Him: I'm sorry, baby. Treadmill?
Me: I'd rather die.
Him: Oh.
Me: I'm just complaining.
Him: LOL, so what are you going to do?
Me: Run in the rain then bitch about it later.

So...lucky you...here I am...bitching about it later!

Actually, by the time I started running, it had stopped technically raining. It was more of a misty, mucky, mess. Hot, humid, sticky...perfect condition for running! Right?

It was a fairly good run. I felt like I had a lot of energy. I ran 3 miles, as promised, then followed up with 100 crunches.

It's predicted to hit triple digits this weekend, so I will likely be up around 6 to hit the trail for my run tomorrow.

Tentative Training Schedule for next week
Saturday: 4-5 miles
Sunday: crunches and push-ups
Monday: 3 miles and crunches
Tuesday: 3 miles and crunches
Wednesday: crunches and push-ups
Thursday: 3 miles and crunches
Friday: crunches and push-ups
Saturday: 5+ miles

I will leave you on this Friday with this:


A view from the trail on Lady Bird Lake in Austin...my running spot!



PS - Hope you like the new digs! I felt it was time for a change!

Happy Friday!!

5 comments:

  1. Way to get it done despite the miserable conditions!

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  2. It's the same nasty conditions here in Arkansas. Good job for getting the run done!

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  3. Well you already know my opinion but I'll post it anyway! I <3 Treadmills LOL

    I'm glad you got it done though in whatever way you can :D

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  4. I just noticed I'm in your side-pane for featured blogs :D Yayyyy thank you!

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  5. Love the new look! I hate running in the heat and running in the rain..... but do it any way. Maybe I"m tough?

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