Monday, July 11, 2011

An Easy Three and a Burn

This morning I finally got to get out for a run. I'm really getting to the point where I'm going to have to get up early to start getting these runs in. And it is way to hot to run in the middle of the day. If I want to get to the place where I want to, I need to get out there more than once a week. So I also suppose that means I should go to bed earlier...like right now. Oh well.

Today's run was a nice and easy three miles to the high school and back. There is heavy construction and/or tree trimming in either direction from my house, so unless I want to get hit by a dump truck...up the Hooper Street hill I went.
Google Maps Street view
I also decided that I wanted to see what my comfortable pace is. I have mentioned before that I always start out my runs, training or races, way too fast to keep a steady pace and really seem to struggle more at the end than I would like. It went well and I clocked a 9:14, 9:17, and 9:15 mile at just a bit faster than a jog. I was pretty impressed that I came within seconds on each respective mile considering the elevation changes I deal with. I was also impressed that it was so easy to cover three miles without a struggle and at a pace that is only a little bit slower than my first 5K race three months ago. Again, not bad for my piecemeal training.

And now for the burn. We went down to Wells on Sunday to visit with our Massachusetts relatives who are here vacationing for swimming and a BBQ lunch. The boys had a blast playing with all their cousins. I realized that was the first time I've been swimming, all-out submersed in water, since 2003, right before I met Ian. Geez. We had a wonderful time. Then I realized I should have reapplied sunscreen because now I have this...

   
Lovely.
At least there is one cute thing in this picture. By the way, Zeke took this picture. He takes pretty good ones...lined it up and everything.

2 comments:

  1. Ouch! I have first dibs on peeling! Hahaha!

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  2. Ouch! Logan and I got the worst burns out of our bunch. Sure hurts, doesn't it? The worst part is having to be outside yesterday and today with sleeves so that I don't expose my red shoulders to more sun!

    Morning workouts sound like a great idea. I just wish they remained good ideas for me when the alarm goes off! Good luck! -M

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