Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

This morning, I met my friend C at Rend Lake to run 10 miles. When I left my house at around 6:30am, the temperature was 78 degrees, with the humidity at 94%. The air was heavy.

When we started running, we were both struggling to catch our breath. That humidity was taking its toll. Luckily, when C and I run together, her hubby runs support. He met us several times throughout the run with fresh water and Gatorade. I think I was dehydrated after the first time we stopped, I couldn't get enough to drink. About 4.5 miles in, C asked me if I was up for stretching it to 12 miles. I was undecided. At that point, I was starting to feel a bit better than I had at the beginning of the run. When we reached 5 miles, we went ahead for the extra mile before turning around to head back.

At the 10 mile point, I was thinking that we had made a big mistake. Ai yi yi.
We decided that the last 2 miles were bonus miles and walked more than we had in the first 10.
Finally, we reached 12 miles. Hallelujah!

I'm glad that we ran the miles because my parents had a cookout for Father's Day, and I indulged in burgers, dogs, and the works.

After running a 5K on Saturday and 12 miles today, I think I shall take a day of rest for Monday!


Diana said...

That's tough in the humidity! Way to get it done and then followed by a grilled meal with the works??? Awesome!

I Run for Fun said...

I am impressed. You actually stretched your run, in weather like that? You've earned your rest day!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Ug on the weather. Good job running in that shitte!

X-Country2 said...

The humidity has been KILLER aroudn here. Way to knock out those 12 miles!

raulgonemobile said...

Nice work.. the humidity can really suck the life out of ya.

Awesome that you had someone running support for you!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

the humidity seems to be brutal everywhere, hope you enjoyed your rest day :)