Congrats to everyone on their races this weekend!! Lacey WOHOO!!! All the SF ladies…all the KC folks…seriously everyone had a great weekend for racing.
I can’t say that heat has ever really bothered me all that much when I run. So I was a little surprised to find that running in heat + 90% daily humidity suddenly made my legs feel sluggish. It also became quickly apparent that if I was going to run more than 6 miles I would now be carrying my water bottle.
Leaving at 6AM, temp was still 81 degrees and 90% humidity. So strange because at least in the summer in KC, if I went early enough I could escape the heat…it just never cools down here at the moment. I was really excited for this run because I knew I could run to some new places…but I also accurately knew that while 16 miles last weekend was a breeze I would probably struggle to hit 10 this week. Indeed after 5 I walked…then picked up back up for 3 miles…then I ran in to a Susan G. Komen race so I walked a few miles, ran one more and at 13 miles figured I was done.
Can’t remember the last long run where I just felt so compelled to walk after 5 miles!!! I came home, stripped down…and my clothing was so wet that is was dripping on to the floor. EWWWW, but guess that means I could jump in the water next time and no one would know the difference.
All right so here are some pics of the areas where I run…through downtown, Brickell Key and Key Biscayne where there is the 1 and only HILL I can find. Seriously the bridge is my 1 hill for training…not a fan of the lack of hills.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I took a pretty hard spill last weekend, while I was taking in all the sites around me during my run. I actually bust a blood vessel in my palm, skinned up my right hip and shoulder…so you are fortunate that these pictures were provided sans blood.
I am grateful my camera stabilizes while I run
I am grateful I survived my first driving in Miami
I am grateful for enjoyable chats with friends
I am grateful for meeting new people
I am grateful for all these new experiences