1. The summer run series ended with a 5 miler at Jones Beach. I tied my 5 miler PR to the exact second. 57:30. I was pretty excited at first then of course I started being annoyed at myself with the why couldn't I kick it even ONE SECOND sooner?!?!? I will always be my biggest enemy.
|The sunset was pretty amazing even with a crappy phone pic|
2. The weekend of 8/17-8/18 I did my own version of a Ragnar training weekend. I ran the Heart and Sole 5k Saturday morning. I wanted to take it easy but I realize I only have 2 speeds, run and walk.....I need to figure out how to fix this. That night I ran a 5 mile race in Hicksville. It was really nice when we got there but the heat kicked in just after we started and got hot FAST. So fast that I think I was drinking the water at the stops too fast so just past the half way point I threw up and then was I was waving to some spectators I stepped in a pot hole and twisted my ankle. I walked it off a bit. I kept it under hour but it was tough.
The next morning was the Dirty Sock trail 10k. I love this one and was looking forward to running with my friend Colleen. Alas, she was unable to make it so I was on my own. It was a but warm but not as awful as it had been. At one of the last water stops I saw a very familiar face and it took me a second but it was a local runner I follow on Instagram :). My only real problem was as I was coming up on mile 6....IT WASNT MILE 6!!! It was only mile 5!!! UGH that made that last 1.25 miles even tougher!! I finished just over a minute slower than last year and since I was on tired legs I was happy. Danielle and I waited for Ronit to finish. She had a huge cut on the bottom of her foot and this was her first 10k. As she came out of the woods we ran her in and cheered. I love the picture that the photographer got. Not just because it is us but because this is what runners are......cheerleaders for each other at EVERY RACE.
Hrrrmmm...what else? Oh I got a new car. Time to get back to a beetle :)
One of the best parts of August is that I finally got back to a regular yoga practice. I have been having fun taking pictures of my yoga pants. I think I may have a tiedye problem.....
I really think my instagram is all tiedye and cats....LMAO! I am @runningoncandy if you want to check it out LOL