I headed out and did some loops around my neighborhood. In case I was feeling weak from the heat, I wanted to be close to home. In my area, there aren't a lot of sidewalks so I stayed within the busy street limits and the route got real boring real quick. That's okay though, it served its purpose and I got it done. The first 6 miles were to be at an easy pace, picking things up the last 4 miles. At first I was a little worried as to how things would shake out. I'd like to think this run was a success as I was able to do just that. I had to make a quick pit stop part way through the run to use the rest rooms but I made sure it coincided with my energy chew consumption to minimize the amount of time stopped.
|Sweaty and ready for round 2|
I headed back out and finished things up strong with my last mile being the quickest, yet I still felt controlled and challenged (yet not completely spent). It was a great run, but the next day my lower extremities were a little sore. Thank goodness for compression. It was a warm day so I wanted to see if I could get away with wearing my CEP Compression shorts under a pencil skirt.
I only have one workout this week until the Jim Gibbons 5k on Thursday. It is a goal race and I already have several race day outfits laid out. If you are going to be completing the Jim Gibbons 5k, come meet up with us! It will be a fun time and the temps don't look like they'll be too bad. This really is a great race and I hope to see you there! Then, this Sunday is the Warrior Dash that I will be completing with my husband. I want to get a photo of us both jumping over fire together to hang in our living room. I think it would be a cool statement piece. :)