Sunday, June 28, 2015


This humidity seems to be harder on me this year than last......or is it because last year I ran at the workout Center at work on those humid and hot days...and this year I don't have that luxury.

Yesterday's run was a great 72 degrees but a sunny 82% humidity. Yuck.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Love my Monday's off

Yep, I do. Love not working on Mondays. I spent the morning doing stuff for mom and then really needed to get outside. It was too hot and humid to run, but perfect for paddling. Put in between the bridges and took a nice trip along the edge up the river.

Paddled by the steam plant. I could hear the cyclic hum of the power lines. Saw some beautiful homes along the banks. I was trying to figure out where these houses were, so I took out my phone and looked on google maps. The blue dot is about where I turned around. It took me approximately 35 minutes to paddle there from where I put in between the bridges.

...and this was my view on the way back. It is always neat to go under bridges. Hardly no boats in the water today. I figured all the beautiful lake homes are owned by older folks who can't get out to enjoy them, or younger folks who work during the week. Not many people out enjoying their lake. Glad I was able to.

Good day off celebrating the first day of summer.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Humid run

I tried to get out there early this morning for a short three mile run. The temp was 64 with a humidity of 90%. You'd think with that temp it would be pleasant. Nope. Awful.

Avg Pace

At mile 1.5 I changed from 3/1 run/walk intervals to 1/1. Surprisingly I wasn't any slower overall. Actually a bit better. Below are my laps from Saturday when I did the 10k at 3/1 run/walk intervals.

Avg Pace
113:59.21.00 13:59
213:32.91.00 13:33
313:08.71.00 13:09

Saturday it was 79 degrees with 88% humidity. I was drenched afterwards, from head to toe.....embarrassing wet spots.....

You'd think I'd be losing some weight with this hot weather running. No, I seem to be gaining a bit. What is up with that?

After cleaning up and doing some sewing prep work for our Vacation Bible School, I decided to get back out in the heat and go on the paddleboard. The high temp was 97 when I was out. An hour is about all I can do. The water felt like bath water, but I enjoyed it.

I love my little lake side home town. It's very hard to see, but the building on the left side of the photo is the local high school, where I graduated from 38 years ago. The white point is the old courthouse peeking above some businesses downtown, then to the right is the Presbyterian church.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Skirt Sports virtual 13er

I did my virtual race today for Skirt Sports. I wasn't ready for a half marathon but I did do 10k. I won't start training for a fall half until August. It was only in the 70's this morning when I ran, but the humidity was 90%. Thank goodness for some good cloud cover.

I was one soaked mess when I finished, but it felt so good to be able to finish. Thankful this old body can still move.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Long Run

Today was only the second time for me to run this week. With going back to work part time, I've not had as much time to get everything in. It is going to take some getting used to, even just working 20-30 hrs a week.

But I was determined to get in at least four, preferably five miles today. I took my Nunn water and at mile three I ate a GU salted caramel with caffiene, yummy. That definitely helped me to finish. After some chores then I took the paddle board out. The lake was busy which makes for choppy water but it was still a lot of fun paddling down past the bridge and back.