Y’all know that I’ve started running with the goal of completing a 5k race at the end of August. And of course since I have running on the brain when I don’t have reading on the brain, I have started finding various running blogs that I can look to for motivation.
One of these blogs is This Chick Will Run, which is written by Natalie, who also blogs at Coffee and a Book Chick, a book blog that I regularly visit and enjoy. She has also just started a running habit, and I take a lot from reading her posts and identifying with her struggles. It’s nice to know that it isn’t just me!
Anyways, through her blog I discovered Readers’ Workouts meme which is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog. This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges; and since one can never have too much support (and in my case, accountability) I thought I’d participate.
Today in Chicagoland it was 100 degrees and humid; and according to the 5k training plan I’m following I was to run 1.5 miles. I need to get comfortable with running outside but today just was not the day for that, so I went to the gym and the trusty old treadmill. I managed 1.72 miles in 25 minutes and even with the air-conditioned comfort I was still sweating buckets.
I wish the weather would cool off so that I could run more outside. The trail that I use to run/walk near my house is not lit at all so I am not crazy about using it in the early morning or later evening even when its cooler. The gym is certainly a blessing, but sadly I don’t think they will let me run the 5k race on the treadmill!