Because I stayed up late watching women’s gymnastics last night, I opted to sleep in a little bit later than usual. Normally, I would get up at 7 in an attempt to beat the sun, especially on the 5 mile or longer run. Today I got up a little before 8.
When I first woke up it was still overcast, and it seemed like it was going to stay that way for a while. Then I went outside. The sun decided to rear its ugly head about a mile into the run. And, since I thought it was going to stay cloudy, I hadn’t brought my sunglasses or water. Fail.
Fortunately, I did put sunscreen on. My mom taught me way back as a little kid that you can still get sunburned when it’s cloudy, possibly even worse than when it’s sunny because of the reflection of the sun through the clouds.
It was a rough run. I wished I had my water, not just for drinking but for dumping on my head. I’m telling you, it works. And it’s wonderful.
I got home, stretched, did some ab work, and then had one of my usual summer breakfasts – cottage cheese deliciousness.
Naturally I also had iced coffee. This time I had milk and hershey’s in it.
The best part about the morning? When I got back from that run my wonderful husband had made the bed and already brewed the coffee and put my mug in the fridge to chill. 😀
Today is all about possibly cranking out some thank you notes and definitely working on the blog.