Monday, July 30, 2018

Summer Run Streak, Day #64-67

Busy, busy weekend. Hence no posts.

On day #64 I ran my sixth Blessing of the Fleet. Boy, that was rough. It was 85% humidity, and in the 80s. So, by the time I got out of my car and walked to registration I was already drenched in sweat. Add to that the fact that I forgot to pre-register (which wasn't a problem, but threw off my mental game a bit...) and the fact that I had forgotten to take my ibuprofen before the race. I had a rough go of things.

Ultimately my toe didn't bother me that much, but I was hesitant to push it and so I threw some walks into the last four miles. There's going to be plenty more runs at the Blessing for me, so no need to push this year. Better to live to fight another day when the conditions are better and I'm not injured.

My childhood best friend got married this weekend, so Day #65 was after the rehearsal dinner, and #66 was after the wedding reception. I only did a mile each on these days, and opted to do them with no shirt or shoes again because of the humidity. It was actually very comfortable. I hope someday to get to a point when I can run shirtless and not be insecure about my appearance.

Knowing that I'm close to hitting 200km for the month of July, I decided tonight and tomorrow would each be 10k runs. We've also got a session with the personal trainer tomorrow, so I'm sure that will be rough. But we'll have to see how that goes.

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