It’s the last Friday of July, which means it’s time to bare our soles with our
deepest, darkest sweatiest Runfessions. Make sure you head over to Marcia’s Healthy Slice so you can help absolve your fellow runfessors and we can all start August with a clean slate hydration pack.
I runfess that I have not done much running this summer. After the Denver Urban 10 Miler in May, I switched my focus to cycling to get ready for the Farm to Fork Fondo that I am participating in this weekend.
I runfess that while I missed running on the few relatively cool, not oppressively humid mornings we had, it is so much more enjoyable to be on bike in the summer heat. Granted, we pick shady routes on the hottest days, but no matter where we ride we make my our own 14 mph breeze that helps whisk away the sweat before it drips down our faces.
The Google satellite image shows how shady our Prince William Forest ride was.
I runfess that despite my lack of running, I feel bored by my neighborhood running routes. I think all the great places I’ve gotten to run on business trips and vacation have spoiled me. For now, it’s light enough in the morning to run from my office, but there’s a stretch by the river that makes me uncomfortable when it’s dark at dark o’clock.
Views like this never get boring!
I runfess that I’ve also been slacking on strength training. I know the 10-15 minutes of strength training in my weekly Orange Theory Fitness class is not enough, even when coupled with the 5 minutes of upper body moves I might do if I go to a Body Ryde class at Revolve. I’m trying to do one full strength workout a week and 5 minutes of planking most days, but I runfess that it’s the first workout to get dropped if my schedule gets crazy.
I runfess that I’ve been oversharing with the Relive app. I just think it’s so cool. I also think its’s creepy that it knows wherealong your route you took your photos, but that makes me want to do more “running tour” runs–when the weather is a bit cooler.
Have you been running less in the summer heat, or
does a fall race have you logging miles no matter what?