Time for a cleansing coffee chat with friends, and sharing a few runfessions for good measure (and peace of mind). You probably know the routine...grab a cup of your favorite warm (or cold) beverage, and spill it (not literally LOL).
Here's what I'd share over coffee...
Let me start by saying, where has the summer gone??? Seriously, I've looked all around and it seems to have vacated the premises. Not only have the early morning temps shifted to the cool side, but my weekly #5at5 outings (five miles at 5:00 in the morning) are almost in complete darkness now. Let me runfess...I am NOT alright with that. I love summer, and I especially love not only the heat, but also the extended daylight. It's a total buzzkill heading out for a run and returning home before the sunrise.
|Yep...temps in the mid-50's and almost total darkness...|
Not sure what's going on, but I like it. August has been an especially hot and humid month. Frequently, when I run long, I'm a gritty and salty mess when I finish. Recently, though I have noticed I seem to be sweating more and am not noticing as much salty residue, nor do I need as frequent potty stops as "normal." Could my body (finally, after 13 years) have figured out a more efficient way of utilizing my hydrating/fueling? I have heard of people sweating so much that they never need to make potty stops (while running long or distance racing). Let me runfess, if this is what's going on, it's a nice change (don't worry, I know I am not any more dehydrated than before...no strange muscle cramps or funky-colored urine).
High mileage for the win! I am closing out August with 106 miles of running, and ((knock wood)) I'm feeling great. Now, let me clarify that I did not set out to spank 100 miles for August. I am training for an October marathon, so this kind of just happened as I gradually increased my long runs each weekend. I finished July with 98 miles, so I did come close last month, but these 106 miles are the most I have run in a month since May of 2017. Although I do not pride myself on being a high-mileage runner, I gotta runfess this is the first time I have ever done so without bringing a whole new set of injuries along with it.
So, there's a few runfessions for me. Ahhh, now I can coast into September. Onward!
|glistening and glowing all over the place|
|feeling good, feeling fine|
Your turn...What would you runfess if we were chatting over coffee? Are you happy or sad to see summer coming to an end? How do you feel about high mileage...or do you consider 100 monthly miles no big whoop? How do you wear your hair when you're running?
I'm linking up with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions