Friday, May 16, 2014

Running Sans Watch.

    The other day, I was getting ready to go for my run, walked outside, and could feel the air. 

You know what I'm talking about. That heavy, muggy, humid feeling that makes you not want to run.

I knew I didn't want to skip it though. I mean, summers in the DMV aren't know for their fresh, crisp heat. It's humidity allllll the way. So I may as well get used to it. 

I drove to my running trail before noticing that something else didn't quite feel right. 

I accidentally wore my lifting shoes! Fail! I had them on earlier to walk my daughter to the bus stop and totally forget. 

Hell if I was turning around though. It's annoying enough I have to drive somewhere to go run. Damn country back roads. 

I decided I needed to do it a bit different today.

I took off my GPS and just ran. Dun Dun Dun.

My runners can empathize with how damn hard that is to do. We are competitive little bitches with ourselves. Almost 100% of the time. 

The run felt GREAT! Hot and sweaty and a great chance to get out there in the sun. 

Without killing myself over numbers. 

Then, of course, I ate. 

Romaine Lettuce, Orange, Yellow, and Green Peppers, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, and Chicken Apple Sausage.

a deliciously salty salad. 

My goat cheese addiction is still going strong. 

Do you ever run naked? (sans GPS)

Is it humid where you are?

What's your favorite salad combo?


  1. yep, definitely humid here in "by god west virginia". when i woke up the other day it was only like 50 degrees but something like 80% humidity. who has ever heard of such a thing?

    I got caught in a hail storm on my run yesterday. Luckily i only had about 1/2 mile to go. It turned into an extended sprint, but was a lot of fun.

    1. The humidity is only going to get worse:-(

  2. i ran "naked" today. it was great. sometimes ignorance is bliss :)

    1. Right! Sometimes I just want to go with it. Us runners are so competitive with ourselves.

  3. Sometimes when I run without a GPS/Timer I actually do better - I just run based on how I feel rather than based on a time.

    1. Exactly! I really need to do it more often. Thanks for stopping by!