July 16, 2013

July 9

Total time: 12 minutes
Total distance: 1.07 miles

Apparently going for a run in 90 degree heat two days prior and feeling like I was going to pass out afterward wasn’t quite enough crazy for me for one week, so… I did it again! Granted, this time I didn’t go at 3 in the afternoon (otherwise known as the HOTTEST TIME OF THE DAY), instead I waited until the 8:00 hour in the hopes that it would be cooler, which… it was not. The temperature was still hanging out at 90 degrees, with about 70% humidity – which is code for “miserable.” 

I went anyway.

On the bright side, I managed to run the fastest mile I’ve ever run (11.3 minute/mile pace) and it felt great.

On the downside, the city apparently chose that night to mosquito-bomb the park. I mean, they could have waited until the park was closed, but no. That means I got caught in the fumes and had to come home and flush out my eyes and hope that I didn’t just get permanently poisoned. Bug fumes are incredibly stinky and gross and rather potent and getting caught in the cloud is really rather unpleasant.

I also made the mistake of wearing too-short socks, which resulted in my very first running-related blisters on the back of my ankle. Oops.

By the time I got home, I was dripping sweat like a melting candle, which was both amusing and strange. Fortunately, I felt much less like collapsing in a heap after this run, so I’m calling it a success.

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