I’m on a streak. It’s June 16 and I have not ‘not done’ a workout/run this month. I was also planning to not drinking alcohol in June but that didn’t work out. My friend got a Margaritaville machine and, well… Don’t judge me.
I went out of town to Houston, home of heat and humidity and ran on the hotel treadmill after traveling all day. While I was there, I also got up and ran on the treadmill after breaking my ‘no alcohol’ pledge. I called it penance. It was a struggle, but I got it done. Maybe I even learned a lesson, who knows.
The weather was an absolute dream here in the St. Louis area until a day or so ago. It was cool and lower humidity in the mornings, which made my runs so much more pleasant. It made getting into the streak much easier. This morning, I got up, got dressed, procrastinated a little bit and headed out the front door for my speed run. The humidity was so thick I could have cut it with a knive. I mean, it was oppressive. The temperature was only around 72 degrees, but with the humidity if felt like 90. But remember? I’m on a streak so I had to suck it up and get it done.
Of course I headed out too fast. I have no concept of pace when I’m running alone. I ran about a mile too fast and then the danged humidity started to smother me. I felt like I was gaining weight by the step. I did my best to keep at the pace that my program said I was supposed to run. Overall, I did. I ran out too fast and came back in too slow so it averaged out.
Tomorrow’s weather is promising to be much like today’s. Well, at least it won’t be raining!