Yesterday I was supposed to get up at 5am and run before the sun came up but someone (*cough*, me, *cough*) couldn’t stay awake. I really wanted to try out the new shoes so I decided to would run during lunch but a super early lunch to beat the noon sun. I got to the gym around 10:15am and headed out on my run shortly after.
You guys…you have no idea how long I have been looking for a pair of Texas flag running shorts. I found some when I was at Fleet Feet to get my new shoes and had to get them! LOVE!
I knew it was still going to be hot and sunny so the goal was to get 3 miles in. I had a sun visor, sunglasses, and a water bottle. When the temps are 90+, water is a must no matter the mileage. I ran about 1.5 miles then turned around. Not too many people on the trail on the bayou today and there was a decent breeze which was much needed. First time miles were pretty strong at an average pace of 10:30/mile. I was really happy with that time seeing as once the temperature gets over 75 everything slows down. The last mile was not at strong at 11:25/mile but I was getting pretty hot at that point with almost no shade to ward off the sun.
Terrible post run selfie, but its done! I am going to get a few more runs in with the news shoes, but the first run I got a blister on my left foot. Here’s hoping its an isolated thing and will get better the more I run in them.
CHIME IN!! How are your runs going this week? Is it easy to drag yourself out of bed in the morning or do you hit the snooze?