June is here… unbelievable. It’s so cliché, but the older I get, the faster the days go by.
Facts about June:
1. June 1st is the start of Hurricane Season (hiphiphooray)
2. June is National Turkey Lovers Month
3. Desoto claimed Florida for Spain on June 3, 1539
4. Helen Keller was born on June 27th, 1880
and last but not least, my personal favorite:
5. In Iceland, folklore says that if you bathe naked in the morning dew on the morning of June 24, you are supposed to keep aging at bay for longer.
I think I’m ready to get back into the swing of things; my biggest challenge is definitely going to be the heat. I know it’s inevitable. I either need to suck it up, or take up knitting. I’ll probably just suck it up.
Thursday I headed out for 4 miles, and it was tough. I took a hand held water bottle (which I hate, BTW) – I couldn’t focus on anything but how much I HATE holding a water bottle in my hand. So, I’m on the hunt for a low profile water belt.
Saturday morning I headed out to Starkey to run 10 miles with the group. I haven’t run 10 miles in over a month; I’ll admit I will a little anxious about the combination of humidity & 10 miles. Not because I don’t think I can run the distance – what pace could I maintain? I’ve barely been running the last month, and when I do run it’s kind of a meh effort..
At the 4 mile water stop pretty much everyone turned around except David, Shannon & Claude; we headed out for the last mile. I struggled in the first 4 miles, and I was really hoping that once I took a gel, and hit the turn around, my legs would wake up, and I’d be able to put the hammer down.
That didn’t happen. Let me just say that, while I know my pace is excellent, I wish it would have been a little easier to come by. I struggled with the last 2-3 miles – I fought to keep my pace where I wanted it. I’m sure that fighting for a quicker pace will soon become routine, but I’m not ready for that yet.
Like I’ve said every week for like the last month: I’m going to try, again, to make a schedule and stick with it this week.
Wednesday: bike (chris is brining home a stationary bike tonight!)
Thursday: 4 mi
Saturday: Rap River Run (5k) what the heck was I thinking when I signed up for a June 5k =/
Sunday: 10 mi (hopefully I can convince Chris to ride his bike while I run)