My yoga instructors always start the class by asking us to set an intention. I have begun applying this idea to my runs too. It feels more more aspirational and realistic than setting a goal for every run. I have my long term goals for running, but on a daily basis setting an intention feels right as I start each workout. Sometimes it is what I am aiming for that days run to be, other times it’s taking a moment to remind myself to concentrate on a “smaller” aspect of my run..my foot strike, my breath, etc.
My legs felt good after a few easy days. I hopped on the treadmill without much of a plan. I closed my eyes and saw 5 miles in 40 minutes. Deep breath and off I went!
Ready for my gross up? I got the worse chaffing with these shorts. I have had a few small issues with them in the past, but today wow. PAINFUL. It’s gotten so warm that I want to run in shorts instead of capris or long tights, but I can’t keep have this happen all summer long.
Sweaty post run. The lighting hid my tomato red complexion. Folks for the next two hours kept asking how I got so sunburned. No sunburn, just really red from my run.
Super yummy dinner. I wish I had taken a photo. Pasta with edamame, marinated tomato/basil/onion, and parm.
Finishing up Ladies of London (I know I know) and then off to finish up my Sunday edition of the NYT. I feel really wasteful if I don’t make it through most of it.
Anyone have any ideas for how to make running in shorts more pleasant?