This is going to be a bitchy, complaining post, so skip it if you want.
Fri -- L7
Sat -- Off
Mon -- Off
Tues -- EFX 40 min, weights 20 min
Wed -- L8 (Had to get a jump on week 4 for scheduling reasons)
Thurs -- Off
The runs were all hard this week, solely due to fatigue caused by the heat and humidity. I cannot emphasize enough how hard a run can feel when it is this hot and humid out. But I don't want to run on the treadmill. I hate the treadmill so much that I would rather tough out the heat. I have a really hard time keeping a good running form on the treadmill, and if I don't watch my form closely, my ITBs act up. However, I did find a Y with an indoor, suspended track, and if it gets any hotter I may just have to go. Here's the problem: 1 mile = 12 laps. Yeah. So next week I would be looking at 120 laps. Anyone else see the problem here? I would feel like a hamster on a wheel.
Now that I have griped about the heat and humidity, let me be a hypocrite for a minute. I am SICK to death of people telling me that it is too dangerous to run, or that we are foolish for running.
Really? And you know this because you work out how often? I have yet to be lectured by anyone who works out on a regular basis.
I am a mother. I have three little children who need me home every single night. Do you think I would endanger myself at their expense for my little hobby? I am also a nurse. Do you think I cannot recognize when I am dehydrated and/or getting overheated? Or is it that I am just too foolish, and you will show me the light?
The assumptions that we are too stupid to know when to quit are offensive, and it is pissing me off. Heaven help the next person who goes there.
And to the instructor at the Y this morning who was so worried about Jen and I because we were running slow and our faces were beet red.... We turn red because we don't sweat much. We are pale and freckley girls. And we're slow because we DO know our limits, and up that incredible hill (twice), in the sun, when it's 85*, was a bit much. But chick, we are serious, we have endurance, and we could run forever if we had to.
So, worry about someone else. We are tougher than we look.