We're having a Midwest-style humidity spell over here. And a heat wave too. Do those normally go hand in hand? Can you have one without the other? I'm not sure since I was born in raised in TEMPERATE SoCal. This humidity stuff is for the birds! Or the South? I don't know....but ICK!!
Despite the severe weather conditions, I made up my mind to join the local run group for a run. I got home from work around 5:30 pm, decided to "rest" my eyes for only a few minutes but then promptly woke up just in time to be late to run group.
Luckily, this run group is on Mexican Standard Time and the 6:30pm meet-up time actually meant we would start at 7pm. So in that respect, I was early!
There were 3 groups last night. The 8:30/pace, 11:30 pace and 15:00 run/walk. I joined the 11:30 pace group and hoped I could keep up.
We initially set out to do 3 miles. I know they said we were doing 3 miles because I prepared myself mentally for THREE miles.
Around mile 2, I questioned the pace leader about his late turnaround point. He calmly responded that we were actually doing FOUR miles today and not three as I'd thought I'd heard. Dang it. I was only prepared for 3. But since there was no mutiny from the rest of the group, I sighed and soldiered on. Four miles RUN AND DONE. Hooray!
I honestly complain a lot while I'm running and for no good reason. I was so happy to have finished 4 miles because 4 feels like a "real" run to me. Three miles feels like a cop-out. To me. (Sometimes, though, I have to tell myself I'm only going to do two miles in order to get myself out the door for a run. Of course, once I get started I almost always go longer than 2.)
And here's proof that the weather was a total BEAST yesterday. It was 87 degrees at 8pm and raining! What is that all about?