Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I know I've been awful about posting, so I figured I would write an update regarding our progress on the Summer 99/100 Run Challenge. We had started running again a couple weeks back and we were both VERY sore... and tired... and well, it was hot and we used it as an excuse... ok! lol

So this week we decided we can't do that anymore because, well, it's summer! It's going to continue to be hot and get even hotter, so the running commenced. We have run for the past 2 days... 3.12 miles on Tuesday and then the longest, hottest, most miserable 2.5 miles EVER yesterday. Actually, we were told by 3 individuals throughout our run that "we were crazy", "we were insane", and "it's too hot to run". I totally agreed with each one of them, but Elizabeth (my super motivator) kept saying, "Hey, how about instead you give us a cheer or something??" To which, they looked at us unamused.

BUT there was one set of ladies walking a dog who called us "Troopers". That was kind of cool :)

I did learn some lessons...
1. NEVER ever ever run without my mp3 player... it's miserable to run without music!!
2. NEVER ever ever ever run when it's so hot you can feel the pavement through your sneakers and socks, and think your skins burning off your body.
3. ALWAYS hydrate very well... especially when running in previously stated circumstances... lol
4. Finally, no matter how bad a run is... walking directly into a pool immediately after makes everything OK!

So that's what I learned yesterday. We are almost a quarter of the way done or challenge, which sounds awful since we only have half the summer left BUT we lost about 4wks between post surgery and our little running avoidance week. When you look at it that way, this is going to be cake!

We actually signed up for a 5K this Sunday AND we plotted out a 5 mile route to do soon :)  If we can do it, so can you!! It's not too late... OR you can help us raise some money for The Shepard's Pantry by clicking the "donate" button on the upper left of the blog!

 I am off to complete another item on our summer list!

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