So I did.
I REALLY wanted to do 5 miles today. I told myself that if I could handle the heat, I'd push it, but no matter what, I wasn't doing any less than 3 miles. I ended up having to compromise with myself and do 4 miles. The first two miles were surprising good. But once I turned around, I realized I'd made a mistake. I was running towards the sun and it was already 80 degrees. I made it 3 miles and then the heat really took a toll on me. I ended up alternating walking and running during the last mile. I would walk a minute and then run two minutes. It ended up taking me forever (or so it seemed). This 4 mile run was the worst of my previous 4 mile runs. My pace was frickin' awful, but it was just so damned hot. All I wanted was to get back to my car so I could drowned myself in water. I was so thirsty!
|4 miles, time: 56:40, 14:11 pace, 487 calories burned|
Today's 4 miler put me over 100 miles ran since February this year. I'm still pretty far from my goal of 366 this year, but I'm still working on it. I'm officially at 101 miles logged. :) Feeling pretty good about that.
Kyle's (my stepson) birthday was on the 5th but our summer visitation with him didn't start until yesterday, so we missed it. So we celebrated today. We had all 5 of our kids, a friend of Blair's and our neighbor's son over today. 7 kids. It was...interesting. I made cupcakes for Kyle and they turned out really cute. I'd seen them pinned on Pinterest and decided to try it. I didn't bother to look at how they were supposed to be made - I just winged it myself. I made two white cake batters and separated it into 8 bowls. Each bowl had a different color. Then I layered the batter in the cupcake papers, trying to kind of drizzle it so they looked tie-dyed. It turned out really neat.