My made up word for observations made during a run.
- I’m really not a fan of sunscreen. A few years ago I started to slather it on when I went for long runs and more recently have been fairly religious about using it anytime I go for a run. There are a few occasions where I still will go without, when its raining or super overcast. I know that I should still wear it when it is overcast because the UV rays penetrate through the clouds. I’ll continue to use it regularly because I know it protects my skin and reduces my risk of skin disease.
- What I eat and how I work have a major impact on my runs. Last Thursday I did 7 miles and it felt really good/easy. Wednesday’s workday was the standard 12 hours and not too active. Today I made it out for 7 again but my legs felt incredibly heavy and tired. Yesterday’s workday was about 13 hours and very full up standing and other activities. Also I have not been eating well this week, we had some yummy snacks at work including various chips (my kryptonite), dip, and donuts.
- I’m not looking forward to summer. We’ve had some unseasonably warm weather here for the time of year. Today was actually supposed to a be a little cooler but it was already still fairly warm by 9:30 am when I set out on my run. The summer is only going to get worse. This makes it harder for me to do long runs because I like to start my runs in mid-late morning and in the summer it will already be up into the 70s-80s at that time. My ideal running temperatures are probably in the low 50s. I even like doing the high 40s runs too.
- Lookin’ forward to some fun this weekend at my cousin’s wedding in the Sonoma area.