I am not going to complain about the heat, but I will state a fact about the heat. Because it is unsafe to perform strenuous exercise in the temperatures that we have been experiencing in my area over the past couple of weeks, I have not been out to run as often as I would have had it not been consistently over 100 degrees with over 50% humidity every day. There. I hate winter, so I embrace the summer, heat index and all.
Regardless, I have been on a couple of 3 milers after Eva has gone to bed and I did a miserable 3.25 miles on the treadmill on Sunday. I WILL complain about the treadmill because I hate running on it. I like having one though because of the convenience. I was planning to do a 4 miler Sunday but we were going to take Eva to get her pictures taken at JC Penney that afternoon and I was running out of time to finish my run and get showered and dressed, so I cut it short. For your viewing pleasure here are a couple of pix of Eva from her photo shoot on Sunday.
That pink dress was mine when I was Eva's age and my Mom gave it to me at my baby shower last year with a portrait of me wearing it when I was around 6 months old. I really like how the pictures turned out. I know I am her mom but come on--how cute is she?
But I digress. Yesterday, Kyle and I signed up for a 10K to be held in September and I am pretty psyched about it. I have yet to run that distance in a race and I know I could finish it strong at my current fitness level. So training for me is fun because I am just focusing on keeping in shape and trying to get a little faster. Because of this, and because I am not having to run nearly as many miles per week as I was supposed to be when training for the half I did in April, I am enjoying the structure that my training plan is giving me for my workouts.
I went on a 3 miler last night around 8 and even though it was still pretty warm and sticky out, I had a really, really good easy run. I didn't take any music to listen to but I kind of just zoned out and gave some thought to some things that I have been wanting to mull over (nothing earth shattering or exciting, just stuff that's pertinent to things going on and things that need to be done). Before I knew it, I was back home and drenched in sweat, feeling pretty good that I got out there.