No new goings on at Lulu today so I thought I’d discus my running. This week the weather has cooled down significantly from last week. For the past few weeks the weather has been around 30* but feeling really humid so running was tough but I stuck with my schedule and made sure I got plenty of water and gatorade and coconut water occasionally to fuel my runs and also keep my milk supply up for nursing, I was satisfied if I was dripping sweat by the time I got home. If I wasn’t that meant I didn’t hydrate enough and would end up with a wicked headache and a cranky baby. This week the weather has been in the 20’s and my runs have been fantastic. I noticed things felt really easy and especially on the hills which I do a lot of but I wouldn’t normally describe the experience as easy. All three days so far my hills have felt completely effortless and like I’m just gliding up them. I did a long run on Sunday (7km) but then on Wednesday and Thursday my short runs felt like they were too short so I continued on to my long run distance and last night I surpassed it to just under 8km!!! And I haven’t even been waking up sore the next day either which is a great sign to push myself further. I think it’s funny how your mind gives you these beliefs about your limitations but really when you push yourself you can go well beyond what you thought you could. Of course it helps to have some weather transitions on your side. I wish Lululemon could make a hydration pack that doesn’t require velcro to close it which abrades your luon. I have one sacrificed CRB tank with pilling across where I have my Fuel belt sitting and if it’s hot enough that I need to wear my belt I wear that tank (Lagoon?)…but I really prefer to wear my nicer colored CRB’s and my I Just Wanna Run Tank (Pig Pink) because I like to at least look good when sweat is pouring out of me like a faucet and I’m wearing a grimace on my face as I power up the hills. I almost used an old toddler sock with the end cut off threaded through my belt to cover the velcro but I couldn’t find one single neutral colored sock to use. Sunday were going to have a low temp of 18 and guess what I wish I had to wear that day…this.
|Me running up a hill. JJ, this isn’t me or the hills I run.|