Saturday, May 10, 2014

My First HOT Run of the Year

Hey there! How are things going? 

I cannot believe it's the weekend already. Let's hop right into things shall we? First and foremost, the winner of the race entry for the Williamsburg Half Marathon is RunningWithSass! Congratulations!!

Man. As much as everybody was bitching about the cold weather staying here forever, I'm certainly not too happy that summer is here and it's only mid-May. 

Thursday morning was a bit rough for me, so I decided to wait to run during work. 

But first, a volunteer organization was at our work serving steak lunches for free. Even though I'm not a huge fan of steak, this girl doesn't turn down free. 

So I had about 2/3 of a steak and the ice cream. 

and then I realized it was 78 degrees.

Meat and dairy before a HOT run? Suuuuuper idea, right? Determined, I left anyways. Not feeling to confident about my decision.

This beautiful little oasis saved my life though. (One good thing about running in DC is there are quite a few water fountains around)

DC water has never tasted so good!
(Check the new Brooks PureCadence 3 in the picture! I traded in the Transcends.....they just weren't working for me)

To my surprise though, the run totally rocked! I ran 5 strong, hot, sweaty miles and felt great. 

It's about time I switched my fuel from healthy grains to ice cream:-)

What is your best pre-race meal?
I have been doing dates recently. Delicious, quick energy.

Is it getting hot where you are?
It's going to be 91 degrees on Monday!


  1. twin...we now have twin shoes. how cool is that?! warning, they wont stay white for more than a week.

  2. I have those shoes, too, but they are still in the box. (I'm already rotating between 4 other pairs of shoes...) but I'm excited to try them out! I can't believe how hot it is starting to get already! I feel like spring lasted for a week.

    1. Let me know how you like them!

      I know, right! Today and tomorrow are going to be bad but it's supposed to mellow out after that.

  3. Ice cream and a huge steak before a run, not the best idea:) Glad you made it through though:)