I have a love/hate relationship with running, especially in the summer. I continued to do my long runs outside through June, taking advantage of any cooler weekend day. And by cooler, I mean like in the 80s and not in the 90s or 100s. I'm so ready for fall!
On my last outdoor run of the mid-summer, I enjoyed the scenery.
And was surprised to see some baby deer along the path! They were super cute. Where's their mother??
Aren't my large calves and flip flop tan lines so sexy? I'm just glad to have flip flop tan lines instead of sneaker tan lines.
Sunny wasn't so impressed. She thinks the color is too bright so she promptly started shedding all over them. And oh man pug hairs worm their way in through the fabric, making them really hard to get off. Sigh.
Elevating my feet after my runs also helps. I also like to enjoy the view.
I'm getting a bit nervous because I have a few races coming up (my first since the one 5k I did as a teenager) and my long runs have been really rough! But last Sunday I had a surprisingly decent long run where I increased my speed and distance and didn't feel busted afterwards! It also helped that the weather was much cooler and drier. I actually kinda enjoyed the run, instead of just feeling agony.
So I'll keep on shuffling outside and hope for the best!