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!