While it’s not what I necessarily want to do, I kinda feel like I should limit myself to five days a week of running right now. One, that gives me more time to devote to my kids who are home a lot more now that school is out and, two, it seems like a good idea in the hopes it will help with my fatigue. So far it hasn’t really helped with the fatigue, but I have been spending lots of quality time with my family, so that’s good enough reason for now. Plus, my youngest will be upping her hours in preschool substantially this fall, so why stress myself out now to get in miles when I don’t feel great and am not training for anything anyway?
In other news, holy HOT! Our air conditioner crapped out late last summer and we’re not big AC people, so we haven’t rushed to fix it. But this week was so hot and humid, it’s really bothered me. By the end of the day I am so cranky and over the heat. And is it me or is 75 degrees + 99% humidity way worse than 95 degrees + normal humidity?
Oh! And last Sunday I tripped on the trails about a mile into my run and I thought I was fine, but on Monday woke up with a very sore left shoulder and lots of tightness and discomfort on my right side, including sciatica which dogged me most of the week. But by the end of it, with nightly stretching and rolling, it was getting better.
T: 8 on trails
W: 6 easy with daughter in the stroller. Saw hatched turtle eggs, dragonflies and a snake!
Th: 8 on trails again. Sciatica noticeably better!
F: 7 with 6 x strides on HOT neighborhood streets. The heat was … uh … oppressive, but I got it up enough to do strides! Go me!
Sa: 10 with Mina on trails. We decided it might be nice not to abandon our husbands with the kids on Father’s Day so we met up a day earlier than usual. HOT and humid, but once we abandoned the pavement for trails (duh), the effort got noticeably easier.
Su: Off to hang with the family.