I like to get in 5 workouts a week. Six would be better. By workouts I mean, hiking, gym time, swimming, and of course running. Five is hard to hit. It’s hard to hit especially when I miss the first two days of the week. Monday and Tuesday, I felt ill and decided to take it easy. (By the way, I consider Monday the first day of the week, many people don’t. My beloved and every single calendar I own considers Sunday the first day of the week – go figure.)
Anyway, with the first two days off, I’ve got to pull a 5 day streak, which will be tough. With heat like today, it’s going to be even tougher. I had planned on a 14.5 mile route, then decided on a 9.5 mile. By the time I arrived to Wood Canyon, I decided to cut my route even shorter. I went for a 6.5 mile run in the coastal hills today, one of my usual trips, and the heat was scorching. SCORCHING. I did get a nice breeze though at Top of the World.
The run was tough. But the run was lovely. And I was glad when I finished my last step. The first thing I did (after stretching my calves) was sit in the truck and blast the air conditioner. Then I guzzled down the remainder of my Nuun dissolved ice water.