I am so happy right now I am about ready to burst. Running just makes me feel so good, even a short 5 km will keep me smiling for the rest of the day!
Summer is traditionally such a difficult season for me to find the time to run.... we love to cruise on the sailboat and for the first several years we owned her, we would be gone for weeks at a time. There were often stretches of 2 or 3 days where I never even got off to go to shore or even just to row around whatever little cove or marine park we found ourselves in. And when I did go ashore, it was often to get some groceries or go on a hike... running was not part of my summer plans.
The past couple of years we have been cruising less, golfing and hiking more, and getting in more running. The sailing has definitely taken a back seat to our other summer endeavors and although we love it, it is so all-consuming!
So today a 5 km run ... we did our regular neighborhood route in the opposite direction to change things up a bit! Wow! It seemed so very different and I am not crazy about the couple of long uphill sections... won't be doing that again!
But we finished in 36.5 minutes which is a reasonable time for me at this stage and I made sure we got in a good stretch before we came inside to enjoy a protein smoothie.
W2 R36.5 @11.5/1 W3
stretch 10 minutes
When I walked past the huge mirror in our building lobby on the way in, I realized that I probably looked kinda funny cause I was wearing one long Recovery Sock and one short Fit Sok, but hey, they are both black....
Anyway, I thought I would show you my running outfit which consists of:
- Go Girl Sport shirt
- Handful sports bra (you can't see it but I cannot leave it out!)
- Reebok shorts
- Recovery Sock
- Fit Sok
- Saucony shoes with Sweat Pink laces
And ask you if you think it looks really silly to just wear one Recovery Sock? Should I wear the other one even though I don't need it?