Happy happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Last week’s training was a bit of a cluster…but life happens and it certainly doesn’t stop regardless of how many miles you’re scheduled to run. So running got put on the back burner but coming off of a 52 miles the week before, I was alright with it.
What I was supposed to do (ha):
Week #14 Stats:
Miles: 22.5 Miles
Injuries/Issues: Autumn has yet to really arrive here in Knoxville. I assumed (and you all know what happens when we assume anything) that by this time in my training, I would be enjoying the cooler temperatures of the season change. Obviously last week, every single day was pushing 90 degrees. I was forced to go back to running early in the morning or after the sun went down at night (with the exception of a lunchtime run on Tuesday – a 5-miler that turned into 4 because aside from the heat it was just a bad, bad run). As a lover of summertime, even I have to admit when enough is enough and I am so ready for those Autumn temperatures.
Other notable ramblings: I decided to start bringing the Bella Dog with me on a few of my shorter runs, especially the ones done in the dark. If I ever need some enthusiasm to get my runs in, this dog will give it to me. She gets so damn excited as soon as I grab her leash and although she’s a bit out of shape from a summer spent inside, she makes quite the running buddy.
Anyone else dealing with hot temps still? Over it.