Tuesday I got up early and was running by 6 a.m. That helped a lot. It was beginning to get hot by the time I had gone 7 miles but most of the run was fine. I had planned on Wed. to head to Burlington and run on the bike path but I decided time driving was time I could spend running at home when it was cooler. I didn't want to get up earlier to get there earlier as the bike path is too deserted earlier and I don't feel as comfortable.
So I got up and was on the road by 5:40. I had a 14 mile run to get in and I knew it was going to take me awhile. I must say I was never bothered by the heat but some of it must be due to my tired body and brain not registering it. The first 6 miles or so were truly pleasant temp. wise. I was along a tree covered dirt road for miles 9 + 10. This is also rather isolated and I did think about wildlife more than strange people. (When I got home I did read on FB about a friend seeing a bear in her yard last night.) The last four miles were in the sun but I wasn't feeling it. I drank everything I brought with me and stopped at the local church to refill my water bottles. This is also my bathroom stop but today I didn't have to use it which told me something about the heat! When I did get home I was DEAD. I had done all 14 miles incredibly slowly but I had done them. Now I am relaxing before I begin to pack because....................
.............Thursday I leave for Colorado! I will be doing a bunch of hiking which is not something I do often. I will race on Sunday although it will be more of an experience for me than a race. I have never run on trails to say nothing about racing on them. It is uphill and then downhill. I am not sure how I will be doing with the altitude. Having said that I will get a PR as I have never raced a 12K! I plan to take my camera and take pictures like Johann and Julie. I don't know if I will take as good pictures as they do but it won't be the scenery's fault! While I am in CO I hope to meet Jill and Kathleen! Yahoo for bloggy friends and bloggy meetups!!!
On the non running front I have been doing a lot of cleaning - which is really organizing, something I do every summer. And I am definitely into my summer reading mode where I read a ton. I am currently reading a Robin Cook book my friend gave me. It seems very similar to other Robin Cook books I have read but it is entertaining and holding my interest. I will need some good reading to keep me entertained on the airplane and in the airports waiting for connections. I have been watching the CO weather and it looks like I will get a break from this heat. I CAN'T WAIT!
Soon I will be looking at this beautiful sight!
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