And just like that, it’s Monday already. The weekends are so short and go by way too fast!
Saturday morning Brian had tennis and as I mentioned, did something to his foot. He isn’t sure if he just landed on it strange or what but its tender and its best for him not to run on it until it feels better.
We had a dinner party that we were supposed to go Saturday night and being that he could run I almost skipped it too. It’s so much easier for me to get out the door when he comes with me. I wasn’t really feeling it but I had already skipped Thursday and Friday and kind of figured I wouldn’t get a run in on Sunday either. I finally made up my mind around 2:30 and headed out to the park.
It was overcast and warm but really humid. As much as I dislike running in the heat, overcast and humid is kind of my thing. Summer evening runs are my favorite! When I got to the park I was a bit worried the sky was going to open up wand storm at any minute so the plan was to stay on the main path for the first mile and go from there. Since I got a late start I was on a time crunch and wasn’t sure how long of a run I was going to be able to fit in.
I got to test out my new running skirt from Road Runner Sports, and balega socks which I had never tried.
The skirt worked OK. It was a little big in the waist but the legs fit pretty good. I got a medium and a small would probably squeeze my legs way too much. And nobody wants to see that! I’m hoping this is temporary anyway since I have a closet full of running stuff that doesn’t fit just yet.
The socks were really nice. Super lightweight and the material is silky like? I am curious to see how they are after a longer run. I’m not sure if I like them better than the feetures or not. Time will tell.
I stayed on the main path for the first mile and ran the entire thing without walking. Before I hit the mile I kind of knew I was going to walk/run mile 2. I may like the humidity but I am so not ready for it yet!
Mile 1- 11:54
I still wasn’t sure if I was stopping at 2 miles or going to 2.5 so I took the side path for the second mile with the thought that if I did go until 2.5, I’d end up near my car. Mile 2 was not fun and I was starting to worry about running out of time. I walked more than I would have like for the first half and decided to end the run once I hit 2.
Mile 2- 12:32
I pushed as much as I could but would have liked to be closer to 12:15. Oh well.
I knew the humidity was high but really, I didn’t think it was 95%!
I did end up leaving my house 15 minutes after the party started but we ended up not going to the party anyway. Long story but we had dinner with my sister in law, her fiancé and her son instead. Definitely a fun night.
Father’s Day. Ahhhhh, pretty sure it is obvious this is not a favorite day of mine. The hubby and I don’t have kids, only furkids, so its not a big day for our little family. My dad passed away in 1999 and my step dad lives in Florida. Don’t get me wrong, my step dad is a great guy as is my father in law but I won’t lie its a rough day.
From seeing all the posts and pictures on facebook, to reflecting on my own memories makes a sad day. I was 19 when my dad passed away and miss him a lot. I made sure to send my step dad a text so he knew I was thinking of him before heading out to an early lunch with my in-laws.
(My step dad and I at my wedding, my dad and I as an infant and my older brother and I also on my wedding day.)
My step dad and my mom have been married for close to 25 years and I adore him. BUT since my older brother and I have been through so much together I had my brother give me away at my wedding and chose to do the father/daughter dance with my step dad. That way they each had a part of the “father” role on my special day.
I didn’t have a photo of my father in law when I made my little collage. He is a great guy! For lunch we went to Bahama Breeze. The food was really good but that particular location just opened a few weeks ago and still has a LOT of kinks to work out. I’d like to go back, but not for another month or so. It was busy and we had orders wrong and a table fiasco. Nothing major or anything like that but frustrating at times. The staff was great and went above and beyond to correct the mistakes. Once the newness wears off it will be even better!
The hubby’s foot still isn’t 100% but I may head out for a short run today anyway. There is a heat advisory for tomorrow with the temps in the upper 90s. Today is only 82. I’ll take the 82.