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Running in the Heat

Two weekends ago I was in Florida for my fiancé’s law school graduation. And it was a lovely 100 degrees. Thursday wasn’t so bad, there was a cool breeze that probably brought the temp down to about a low 90. But Friday was unbearable and there was no way I was running stadiums, same thing Saturday.

I just couldn’t get myself motivated to run. But I also had to get in nine miles or I would be behind in my training.

Sunday had to be the day. We made plans to go to the beach (I seriously miss the beach) but what did that mean in terms of my run?

To make sure I got those nine miles in and motivate myself I had to make sure I stuck to a schedule. Also, dinner was homemade individual pizzas and I didn’t want to miss out on that because I hadn’t exercised in three days.

So I made myself a schedule. I knew that I had to be on the road running by 5:00 p.m. or it wasn’t going to happen. We got home from the beach, I immediately changed, hydrated up and went.

It was a hard run. Took a lot longer than I anticipated but I’m glad I did it, because this past week I ran 10 miles in under 2 hrs.

My Team Challenge coach says it’s because I stressed my body and it rebounded.  Whatever it did, I liked it.

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