Holy Moly it is HOT! Its been 85-90*+ for the past 3 days. I’m going to have to start running early morning like it sounds you guys do. Like I said in the last post, I typically start my runs right before noon. I feel so fast (and I actually am 1-2 minutes per mile faster) than I do running right when I get up. If this week has been an indication of the summer ahead, I might have to readjust my attitude.
In addition to going faster, I like to run at mid-day because it gives me time to sleep in (yup I consider 8am sleeping in) and then gives me 3-4 hours to let my body wake-up and warm up. Plus is gives me a meal in my system because when I wake-up and go I don’t eat anything. I agree with what everyone wrote about early bird running but when I don’t have to, I won’t.
So needless to say I hit the streets at 11:41 am today and got a quick 7 miles. Ok, so I’m going to throw modesty out the window and say that I am smart, so theoretically I should always put sunscreen on. And lots of it if I’m running when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Well theoretical and reality are two different things at times and I’m looking at skin cancer in the future. My skin does not like me right now! Ouch.
Also with the modesty-out-the-window theme, I should start running in more clothes than I have been lately. With current temps I’ve been running in spandex and a sports bra. Thus increasing the risk of cancer by about a billion. Note to self: wear sunscreen and cover up. And a hat could work wonders or I might need to invest in more technical shirts. New clothes are so exciting to wear!
On a non-running note, I sent in my paperwork to get my credentials for Children’s Hospital and picked up a copy of my immunizations. I think this means I get a cool ID badge in the near future! Eeeek! Maybe I should stop procrastinating and finally pick a topic for my review paper so that when I am cleared to work I can show ’em that I am smart and dedicated and *amazing*? Heh, yeah I should but I just finished season 4 of lost and season 5 is calling my name as well as the NCIS marathon on this weekend . . . oh choices