Friday’s Confession … I really did think it was a GOOD idea to run 10 miles in the late morning heat.
Not only did I purposely set out on a
11 10 mile run after 10 a.m. in the Atlanta heat and humidity, but I thought it was a good idea. I had to drop the kids off at basketball camp across town and didn’t get back until 10. I figured it was still early enough, that I run enough and that I was more of a badass than the sun. Um, sun … I apologize for disrespecting you like that and I will make sure to NEVER do so again. Ahem.
Then I turned a corner, the sun was BEATING on my face and I felt like I had been smoking those cigarettes. The sun let me know who was the boss and I started to try to figure out how I was going to get back home from here. Thankfully, I got to the Silver Comet Trail which provided some much welcomed shade. Isn’t it beautiful? I thought I found heaven. *insert harp music here*
Slowing down and cooling off at the trail was a HUGE help. I felt much better on the way back, the sun wasn’t in my face, and I caught a second wind for miles 5-9. The last one was a bitch. No, really it was a BITCH … but, I did it.
Next time I talk about running double digits in the blazing heat, please somebody
slap stop me.
Winks & Smiles,