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Cooling Down and Way to Go Wednesday

Halfway through the week! This morning I had to get up early to take my sis to the airport. I would have taken today as my rest day, but since I was already up at the crack 'o dawn, I decided to get in a run.

I won't even say how hot and humid it was, that's just going to be how it is from here until October. Gotta suck it up and deal with it I suppose. I was feeling pretty good even after having run 9 miles yesterday. Maybe it's because I'm embracing my Summer Pace and not pushing myself harder than I should.

With that in mind, I set out with no set distance or time. I fell into a pretty nice pace. I absolutely zoned out too and 3 miles flew by. So I decided to keep on keeping on. I ended up with 6 miles. I was a sweaty, hot mess and it looked like I'd been swimming. Since I already looked that way, why not jump in the pool right?

I started keeping a bathing suit downstairs so I could quickly change and jump into the pool. I worry about the chlorine ruining my running gear. Not only does getting in the pool help me cool down, stretching in the pool feels fantastic. No stress or tension, a great way to take away pressure especially after having been pounding away on the joints for 50 minutes or so.

What's your favorite way to cool down after a hot workout? Cold showers definitely help as do ice packs on the neck.

I can't leave without some Way to Go Wednesday shout outs.

Krysten from The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail is officially a triathlete!

Natalie from This Mama Can Run set a new PR for bench press.

Brian from Pavement Runner has some fantastic news - not only was he recently in Runner's World (hello awesome) he's now starting a digital magazine - check it out!

My dad who has started a run/walk routine. It's nice to think that we're out there running virtually together in the mornings.

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I think these can be fun. Maybe fun isn't the right word choice exactly. But maybe it is? They're transparent, showing who the blogger really is ... if they're being honest of course. It's not often you truly get to sit down with the person behind the blog.


If we were to have coffee together ...

I would first let you know that I'm not a super fan of coffee. I drink mine with hot cocoa and it's mostly out of habit rather than the need for caffeine. I could forgo it on the weekends entirely.

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