I was a little concerned about training for this race all through the hot summer months. I don't have a treadmill. I don't have a gym membership. I don't have the inclination to spend the moola to obtain either. Call me cheap, but I'm thinking that our money could be used better elsewhere. I don't like spending that much just on me.
Anyway, my whole point is that the weather has been downright unruly! Yesterday the high was something like 94 degrees. I waited until nearly 8 p.m. to go on my run & since there was a chance of popcorn storms, I ran at the track. Three miles. Twelve laps. I thought I was gonna lose my mind. I felt like a hamster on a wheel. And man oh man, did I get hot! We are talking sweat in your eyes, clothes soaked through kind of sweat because it was still 90 degrees at 8 p.m.! That being said, I prefer 90 degrees over 30 degrees. I'd rather sweat than shiver!
Today there are more storms threatening. The temperature is at a friendly 79 degrees - perfect for running. However, I once upon a time read an article about people who had survived being struck by lightening. I'm not sure this article was helpful for me. Now whenever I am outside & I hear a crack of thunder I throw my arms up over my head, bend low at the waist, & run for cover screaming like a little girl. Lightening Freaks Me Out.
This afternoon I don't have time to wait around & see if the storms clear up. I'm headed up to Camp Assurance this evening because my sister is the camp nurse this week. Madison is a Camp Kid & Caleb is a Camper. Therefore, today I will be completing my miles inside. Today is an optional cross training day in my training program so you guessed it, I'm going to become a Mall Walker. Just typing that made my cheeks glow with embarrassment. Nothing like walking with the retirees to make a girl feel old. Oh well. I'm grateful we have a little mall nearby that actually has some flights of stairs. I'll be chugging up & down those every lap.
Here's hoping for sunny skies tomorrow!