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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Unplanned Run

This morning, I arrived on campus about 15 minutes later than I would've liked.  When I got to the gym, I found that a wellness class was in full session and every single treadmill was occupied.  Nerds!

I could've hopped on an elliptical for a few minutes and waited out a treadmill since students tend to have short attention spans on there, but I don't really like the elliptical, so instead, I turned on my heal, went out the door and started running.

Just about every aspect of this was undesirable: It was mid-morning so hot as hell, I didn't have my running sunglasses or visor (just regular sunglasses, which sufficed), and I didn't have my Garmin.  Thankfully, I've run near campus enough that I have a few routes that I know well, so I knew a 3 mile loop that would work for the morning's run.

Man alive, it was hot, though.  It was 9:15 when I headed out and the temp hovered just shy of 90 degrees, with humidity in the bazillions.  Un. com. fort. able.  Combine that with this lingering cold, and I felt like I was slogging along.

At the very end of the run, I was actually felt like I was warming in to it, but by then I was done.  I suppose I could've stopped back inside the gym to see if a treadmill had opened up and tried to get a mile or two more in, but I decided to just call it good for the morning.  I think I'll aim to get another few miles in this evening at home, though.

So, it wasn't really the run I'd planned on, but it was the run I got.  I feel like August has thrown me a lot of small running hurdles like this all month; thankfully, I haven't let any of them deter the running streak, but still.  I'm looking forward to a clean slate in September.

On the bright side, I remembered a towel today!

8 comments:

Viper said...

Great feathery baby Jesus! You had to run during your planned run? Ludicrous!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Awesome... running outside is so much better than inside. I love running on a hot sunny day (crazy I know). I hope this means your head cold is going away and you are feeling better!

Kathee said...

I've had a few of those type of runs. I feel so miserable at first but never regret it. I am always glad when it's over though!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

It was hot here too. And with no mill in VA LBM and I have been hitting the very hot road every day. Thank heavens that little guy is skinny. ;-)

Nice work getting it done! Here's to a great and much cooler September!

runner26 said...

hope the outside air was fresher than the inside? even though it was so hot!! nice job. sometimes you have to be creative with running ;)

Aka Alice said...

You didn't teach after that, did you?

Erin said...

I agree, back to school is always refreshing even if we don't get a true fall in Florida.

I can't wait for a some cooler temps and less humidity!

TNTcoach Ken said...

No visor!!!!! You could have died out there without a visor.....