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And there went summer…

04 Oct

And…there went summer. It was short-lived, and left very quickly. I finished week 4 of training with an 8 mile run on Sunday. The day was actually pretty nice, and when I left for my run the sun was out, and it was warm. That changed about 3 miles in. It started with a sprinkle, and quickly turned into a torrential downpour. Small lakes emerged everywhere, making it nearly impossible for my feet to find a dry spot to step. More than a couple of times my feet were completely submerged in giant puddles. I didn’t have a hat to keep the rain off my face, and the temperature dropped quickly and the wind picked up. My arms were bare, and I started to get cold. Only 4 more miles. Ugh. It reminded me of my last long training run (20 miles) before the marathon in June. I wasn’t very happy. The weather was so bad that a stranger pulled over and asked me if I wanted a ride. That had never happened. I declined the offer, for more than one reason, and pushed through the rest of the run. I finished pretty strong…and sopping wet. I quickly changed and went and sat in the hot tub. AHHHHHHHH…

Yoga Monday night felt amazing. I was feeling a tad bit under the weather (nothing major, but just not feeling 100%), and it felt good to be in a warm room sweating out all the bad stuff.

I look ahead to Thursday: vacation down to Southern Cali with S. We are looking forward to getting away together and relaxing at the beach. 🙂

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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Happiness, Outdoor fun, Running, Travel, Yoga

 

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