Friday, July 6, 2018

Drought


     So, we've been getting missed by all the pop-up showers and now drought has come. Trees are soaking up all the dew and seedlings are beginning to suffer and perish.
     Rain is much needed. I have adjusted my training schedule to 4 days of running this week. I have had three runs so far and did 7+ miles each run. I'm putting up a good fight against this plantar fasciitis!  Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Survival


    So I ran a 5K this past Saturday. It was a decent event. Limited swag and perks but I enjoyed the time with friends. About 150 participants braved the heat advisory. Yes, it was 83 degrees when the gun went off and the heat index was certainly higher.
   My goal was to survive! I knew I'd had limited speed work so as the gun went off I settled in with the slow end. There were some very tight sidewalks so I just slowed down and waited until the field thinned out before I tried any pace. I managed to stay steady and no one passed me and I picked off many folks toasting out.
   So, I got second in my age group out of six. Finally beat some of those guys who always beat me! The heat seemed to zap us older folks...the young ones still ran fast!
   I was going to take some rest days but I went out and got a 7 miler in today....slowly! Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Older slower uglier


          Be glad you can still run! That's what I keep telling myself as I slog along. Today the humidity is very intense! We aren't getting any rain but we are humid! I got out late today and paid the price! Yes I love the heat but I am getting older and it zaps me quicker. So 5.2 miles today on top of the 7.1 yesterday. I am planning on running a 5k this Saturday. I have no idea how I will do, I do believe I will complete the distance but in regards to speed....well we will see. Hope you are well! Peace!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Arggg!!


      Tired of foot probs! I've been dealing with plantar fasciitis and it's getting old! My running has not suffered because my prevention techniques are working but it is wearisome! Oh to be in my 30's again!! I used to run with reckless abandon. Not, not so much...but at least I am still running. Today was one of those good days. It's when you seem to slip into a zone of ease and stealth. Your running is effortless and supple. I loved it! 4.9 today. Rest day tomorrow! Hope all is well with you! peace!

Monday, June 11, 2018

ZZZZIT


    The sound a bug zapper makes when an insect gets zapped....ZZZZIT! That's how I feel! It is terribly hot, humid and dry!! It is only June! What will August be like? Kinda worrisome! Needless to say I am praying for rain! I slogged a 6.5 miler in the sun and heat....loved it! Hope you are well! Peace!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Warming up


    I am running just a bit faster as we have cooled off a tad. However; it is starting to warm up again!
  I fear a drought is on the horizon. I am already having to haul water to my 1st and second year plants. The garden is drying out rapidly, too. Pray for rain!
    5.7 miles in today! Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Amazing

     
     It is about 15 degrees cooler than recent run days. It's really amazing how much of a difference temps make...just a few degrees. So, I actually ran at a better tempo! Still terribly slow...I have been doing speed work, though. I expect to get back some of my speed. A pleasent 6 miler today! Hope you are well! Peace!

Drought

     So, we've been getting missed by all the pop-up showers and now drought has come. Trees are soaking up all the dew and seedlings a...