Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Day 26 - 100%
Despite high temperatures and high (HIGH) humidity, summer is coming to an end. Sadly, this morning it was DARK out when I got up at 6:00am. I generally face most falls and winters with dread. But this year, I have something to look forward to (October 18th, at least). It was a bit cooler this morning at 70 degrees, but humidity was 100%. Yes 100%. Thank goodness for a cool breeze! I'm not really sure what happened with my pace. I didn't feel like I was going that slowly, but I did do a lot of hills and I never stopped my Nike+ for Cooper's various "stops" and traffic lights. We passed a family of 4 deer eating their breakfast and a whole slew of other runners/walkers/dogs on their morning route. I felt really good. My iPod was working again, I had my comfy running gear on and I tried out a new pair of socks that I had gotten last night (while looking for my compression shorts). I usually run in SmartWool, but I'd heard such good things about Balega, I wanted to give them a try. My feet never get overly hot in my SmartWools, but I just think it's a mental thing of having something lighter on my foot on really hot/humid days. So I got a pair of the Hidden Comfort style. I really like them because they're super soft and have the mesh ventilation on top (among all the other technical features). Plus, they were a bit cheaper than my SmartWools. I may just tuck them away for cold-weather running and switch to the Balegas for summer. I also picked up some more GU in various flavors, since I did okay with it on my long run last week. Of course the one thing I went in for they didn't have. Okay, well they did have them....Under Armour WHITE 4 inch compression shorts. It was a running and soccer store and they were on the soccer side, so I'm pretty sure they were meant to be worn under something. There is no way in he!! I will be seen in white spandex. No thanks! I may just give in and order online. This proposition makes hubby very unhappy, being the economic development guru that he is, BUT I have tried various local stores and they just don't have them. Plus, the thought of wrangling 2 kids while shopping in Dick's Sporting Goods is overwhelming at this point. You know what else is overwhelming my belly growls and stinkiness! Time to hit the showers, grab a bite to eat and figure out how to entertain the kiddos today.