Life keeps moving at such a fast pace, it gets harder and harder to find time to write.
Summer running stinks!
I hate hot, 100 degree runs. In fact, most days it is just 90 – 95, but with the humidity it can be as much as 15 degrees hotter outside. Add black asphalt and a 3:00PM run, and – well you get the point.
So I’ve made some changes.
I’ve started playing tennis with TJ a couple times a week for the past few weeks. It has been a lot of fun and it is much easier to play tennis for an hour or two in 100 degrees then to run 5 miles.
Also, RS has made incredible progress at the Y lifting weights and working out. In 3 months he went from a fairly normal, slightly overweight teenager to six pack abs and thin and trim. I must say that although I never wanted to cross train or do anything but run, now I see the value. So I’ve joined the Y with him and yesterday was our first workout. Needless to say, I can’t lift my arms above my head today, LOL. Actually as he was showing me what he does, an Iraq war vet came over to help. He basically told me that I needed to start slow, get a balance and be patient for about 3 weeks. Once I was able to lift a bar without weights for 3 reps of 20, then I could move on. I could tell he knew what he was talking about. We didn’t stay to long as I needed to meet TJ at the tennis courts, but it was a good beginning. After being at the gym for 45 minutes, I proceeded to play 90 minutes of tennis.
So my quest for the long run and another marathon is on a bit of a hold while I adjust to my new routine. I’m not stopping running all together though. I’ll run 2 -3 times a week and do other exercise the rest of the week. My goal is to get through the summer without giving up on my 3+ years of fitness and weight loss. I honestly think if I tried to go through a 4th summer of just running in the afternoon heat, I would have just given up.
Life keeps moving at the speed of light. I’m just trying to keep up!!!