The end of June? Already? Time flies when you’re having fun, and June has been a fun month for me! How has your month been? I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for another Runfessions session!
I runfess, despite my lackluster workout activity, I had a pretty good month. June started with a business trip to Las Vegas. Though we live less than an hour apart, I haven’t seen my best college friend in years. We made some very last-minute plans for her to meet me in Sin City, where we hit the ground running (sadly, not literally). We ate too much, we drank too much, we gambled a bunch, and we had an absolute blast. She’s been tip-toeing her way into distance racing in the past few years, and I promised her if she can work up to a half marathon, I will run it with her. So while it’s far, far away, we plan to run the Disney Princess Half together in 2020!
I have to runfess, though I hit the reset button last month, it must need new batteries or something. I’m still carrying my excess weight, and boy, am I feeling it–especially with this heat wave we are in! I’m not circling the drain or anything, but I am caught in a loop. It’s the one where I haven’t been running, so I’ve gained some weight, so I feel like crap. And I feel like crap because I’ve gained some weight, so I haven’t been running. Blah, blah, blah. I’m doing much better this week, so hopefully I can keep the momentum going.
I runfess, as I watched the weather predictions leading up to Grandma’s Marathon this month, I secretly hoped the storm predictions would come true and they would cancel the race. My biggest worry wasn’t the lack of training (after all, I’m an expert at that), it’s just that I’ve never run in the rain! I didn’t know how it would be for 26.2 miles.
When we went to bed the night before the race, my weather app said 80% – 90% chance of storms. I rolled over at around 2:00 a.m. and checked the app, and it said 60% chance. Then at around 4:00 a.m. it said 40% chance. And lo and behold, by the time we woke up, my app said 0% chance of rain! I seriously don’t know if I was happy or sad to see that. I did hit a heavy drizzle for about a mile during the race, but other than that, race conditions were good. And while I didn’t break any records, I lived to tell about it, and my son got a 13-minute PR!
I must runfess, after spending endless weeks
complaining whining about how cold our winter was, I never expected to be complaining whining about how hot summer is. At least not this early! We are seriously only nine days into the season, and I think I’ve complained about the weather every. single. day. Seriously…can we not find a happy medium?
Last, I runfess I’m a little nervous about the Berlin Marathon. It has a shorter cutoff time than I’m used to, and the thought of the gates closing and forcing me to take public transportation to the finish is a little nerve wracking for me. I’ve literally walked Chicago and finished with an official time so I should be fine, but I think maybe it’s the whole foreign-country thing that has me worried. I’ve never DNFd a race, and doing so over 4000 miles from home would be a little disheartening!
How has your month been? Do you have anything good to runfess? Are you loving or hating this hot summer weather?