I was on vacay last week for a wedding in SoCal and it was hot. What place isn't hot these days? Go figure the week I try and escape the heat, SoCal gets a heatwave! Seriously?! Record heat?!
We traveled on a Tuesday and woke up at 3am (6am our time), went back to sleep because who runs at that hour? The Hubs normally runs 6 miles on Wednesdays, I missed my Tuesday run so I joined him. He is much faster than me. Read: He's a 3:30 marathoner and only runs 3 days per week. He gladly ran at my turtle pace. It was fun. Until the hills came. I thought I was having an asthma attack.
Wait. I don't have asthma! Ok, so I could hardly breathe. I had to stop and catch my breath at the top of a hill. This is the top.
Then I had to take a picture of the teeny backyards. Those were actually really pretty townhomes. I'm sure they cost triple what they would in Florida.
I ran in my new Mizuno's. They were glorious. After putting 500 miles on my other ones, these felt so good.
|Pre/post run and new sneakers.|
The next day, I ran 3 boring miles on the treadmill and decided I needed to do some weights. I made up a circuit. I thought it was pretty good and you can make it as hard as you want. It all depends on how much time you have.
I only repeated once because I was short on time. This circuit is great because all you need is body weight.
Friday was long run day after the wedding festivities on Thursday. I woke up with a headache (due to allergies), not feeling like running. Much less, run 10 miles. We stayed up later than usual, so we woke up a little late (IMO) for a long run.
We headed out and took a different route. We headed toward the vineyards. I had no idea, after driving this route to the rehearsal and wedding that it was a long, gradual incline.
So we are on the run, and I honestly thought I would be lucky to finish 7 or 8. The Hubs wanted to run his usual 10. About 3 miles in, I really wanted to turn around. I felt so sluggish. I didn't know why running was so hard. Could it be the time change? Allergies? Me not used to running 3 days in a row?
I didn't quit, in spite of negative feelings and wanting to quit. The sun was out in full force at this point. Luckily most of the road was shaded. That made it a little more bearable.
|This is on the way back.|
In this picture, you can see the gradual incline. You can also see my 2 sizes too big Nike tempos. Oh well, can't wear lulu all the time.
Do you work out while on vacation?
Gradual inclines or rolling hills?