Sorry for being MIA this week! I didn’t forget about you! This week has been hot and humid all week!! Allegedly there was at one point a monsoon warning out in the desert which was pushing the moisture out our way and in running terms means NO BUENO! Aside from the sucky weather, we also had a busy week in our household: beach trip, hubby’s birthday and our anniversary!
Miles run this week: 27
Total miles for August: 102.81
Total Year to Date: 469.70
18 mile run
Oh yeah I ran 18 miles last Sunday!! Longest run ever! This run was definitely the hardest mentally and physically so far. I know I said that my last 16 miler was mentally the hardest, but these long runs keep pushing me and pushing me. This run wasn’t the prettiest to watch, but I did finish. I stopped quite a few times during the course of the run. I started struggling at mile 11-12. The heat was really starting to bother me. It also didn’t help that at mile 4 the bottom of my right foot started hurting and it latest for another 10 miles, off and on. It’s weird that my foot didn’t bother me on my 6 miler the week before?! My hubby and Z met me at mile 13.6 with some ice-cold water and paper towels and finished the last 4.4 with me. I felt like I was such a failure because I had to stop so many times just to finish. I was really struggling with this run.
4 mile (HOT) run
My goal for this run was either a 6 or 7 miler, so I could get to 30 miles for the week. I did my run in the morning before Stroller Strides because I knew it was going to be a hot day and thought I was going to beat the heat a little. I was sure wrong! I started a little after 6 in the morning and immediately felt the hot sticky air surround me. I knew this run was not going to be a 6 or 7 miler. At this point I just wanted to run a minimum of 3 (to get to 100 miles for the month). I came back to the house about 37 minutes later, literally dripping with sweat. After this run I was just so tired of running in this humid hot weather.
A Day at the Beach
Since we hadn’t been to the beach all summer! I know, I couldn’t believe it either! We went for a couple of hours to our favorite beach. The weather was actually PERFECT!
Hubby’s Birthday Celebration!
Since it was the birthday boy’s day he got to choose what we had for dinner and what type of cake he wanted. He requested my home-made pizza (I added the bread sticks since I had extra dough) and ice cream cake. I’ll be honest with you, I owe him another pizza. I didn’t have pepperoni nor pizza sauce on hand so needless to say, the pizza was a little dry. The ice cream cake was a success since I didn’t make it
Our 5th wedding anniversary!
We had our 5th wedding anniversary on Thursday. We didn’t do anything special because next Thursday we are going out to dinner and then will be seeing an old friend that we haven’t seen in several years. JERRY SEINFELD!! Yes, we go way back!! We are such good friends, he tells us to call him Jerry! This will be the 4th time hubby and I have seen his stand-up and he never disappoints!!
Tomorrow is another 18 mile run. Wish me luck! I don’t have much confidence in the run since the weather still is horrible.
I also start another round of the Whole30 tomorrow! I realized I feel SO MUCH BETTER when I follow a strict paleo lifestyle!!
What do you request for your birthday eats?
Anyone else out there a Seinfeld fan? I know I am not the only one!
How is the weather out where you live?