Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun Facts Friday - Seasonal Running Perspectives

Friday Running
So this morning I successfully got my butt (and Jason's) out of bed at 5 am for a morning run. It was definitely cooler than Tuesday, but still 80 degrees and soupy soupy soupy out. I did actually have a hard time breathing while running, but nothing terribly serious. It's just the humidity is through the rook and it makes you feel like breathing in water not oxygen.

Over all, it was a really good run for me despite super tightness again in my low back and left hip area. That started about about mile 4. I really am going to have to pay more attention to stretching and rolling out my low back. I feel like I need to do Pigeon Pose all day. My co-workers might find that a tad odd to walk past my office to see me in the floor. Then again...maybe not.

I managed about 6.1 miles. Jason hit 5.5. So not a bad way to start Friday in my book. I was hoping for 7.5-8 tomorrow, but after today's run, I may have to make tomorrow's another 6-miler instead.

This is the workout I wanted to do yesterday and will try to get done this weekend (may have to break it up).
GS
Lying triceps extensions
Chest flye to press
Pullovers

Drop sets - 6,8,10
Double-arm overhead triceps extension
Double-arm row
Chest press

Fun Facts Friday - Seasonal Running Perspectives
It's funny what can go through your head when you're running. You can go through moments of total zone-out, to non-stop chatter in the mind, to just soaking in the scenery. I always have so many random thoughts that I think I'm going to share - they often seem brilliant at the moment. Then I typically forget.

I know I say I hate cold weather, and I do. I think 70 degrees is on the chilly side of things. However, now that I call myself a runner and want to get out for longer runs, I sort of appreciate 60 degrees a bit more now. That doesn't mean I want it to be 60 degrees all day, just when I step out to run. That's not too much to ask for is it? Ok, maybe it is.

Anyway, I have been thinking about how your perspective can change over the seasons. Seventy degrees in April is a heat wave, but a cold front mid-summer. So, for Fun Facts Friday, here are my Seasonal Running Perspectives (as of late).

Seasonal Running Perspectives
Summer running 
Shade - you hope and pray for it
Sun - damn the sun and it's hot rays of heat
Wind - thank God
Water - a hot commodity when it's 85 degrees and up
Sprinklers - like an oasis in the desert (see water above)
Early morning runs - a necessity because it's "only" 85 degrees and no stinking sun

Winter running
Shade - no shade no shade...too cold and ice doesn't melt there
Sun - please Lord let the sun shine down on me
Wind - F^cking a$$ sucky sh*t
Water - must remember to drink water, but it's sooo cold
Sprinklers - big fat hell no
Early morning runs - not a chance, want to wait until it gets as warm as possible


Daily To-Enjoy List
  • Early morning run with hubby
  • Happy hour after work
  • Pizza Friday