Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday RUNday

Sunday, I had a pretty disappointing workout.  I meant to wake up and start running by 7:30 (8:00 at the latest).  Well, that didn't happen.  I finally convinced myself to get out of bed around 8:45am thanks to my always inspiring SweatPink sisters:
So, I finally left my apartment around 9:15am, setting out to complete an 8-mile run.  I know I say this all the time, and y'all are probably sick of it, but it is HOT here and leaving at 9:15 for an 8-mile run is waaaaaaayyyy too late (go ahead, roll your eyes, I'll wait).  I seriously thought I'd be okay because I had my camelback with ~2L of water.  

I was wrong.

The first 2-3 miles weren't that bad, but by the end of the 3rd, I was actually feeling pretty sick (probably b/c most of it was uphill).  I walked most of mile 4 (also uphill).  I did better with mile 5 (because it was back down the hill).  But by the beginning of mile 6, the sun was beating down on me and I just felt like I was baking.  I tried to be tough for the rest of the run, but to make a long story short, there was just a lot of walking. But, I did get the miles on my legs and I guess that's what really matters at this point.

I was pretty down on myself about my failings as a runner, but after some reflection, I had this revelation that as long as I'm out there putting one foot in front of another and taking care of the body that God gave me, I'm doing what I can.  I was pushed in the heat and the next hot run will be a little bit easier because I did so.

Slightly unrelated - after I got back from my run, I tried the Berry Zym Tablet from my July StrideBox and WOAH!!!  I felt like a new person after drinking the whole thing down.

Even more unrelated - I had an *awesome* lunch.  On the off chance that any of you visit the fantastic Las Vegas, I really must insist that you eat a meal at Viva Las Arepas!  What you see below is the delightful Perico Arepa and the Perico Arepa (left - scrambled egg, onion, tomato, ham & cheese) and the Coconut & Cheese Pastelito (right). 
Via Wikipedia:  an arepa is a flatbread made of ground corn dough or cooked flour, very prominent in the cuisine of Colombia and Venezuela.
Please, please check out Viva Las Arepas.  You won't regret it; Yelp even backs me up.

Did you run on Sunday or was it a day off?

What time do you normally start your weekend morning runs?


  1. I ran 3.25 miles on the eliptical and then walked 18 holes of golf.

    1. I'd be curious how many miles you walk when you golf. Do you think it would work if you let one of the MapMyFitness Apps run while you were golfing (other than the fact that it would kill your battery life)?