A hot day in Minnesota
Saturday, August 15, 2015
It is crazy hot here in Minnesota and the humidity is pretty high as well. These are the days that I am so thankful for air conditioning. I am also glad to have my own little gym downstairs where the cool air blows and I can work out in comfort. We did make it out this morning for a 3 mile walk but I really felt like doing something this evening so I went downstairs and did 6 miles on the recumbent bike that has sat idle for the last few months. It is amazing that when you think you have strong legs and then you do a different exercise that requires a whole new group of muscles how quickly you find out that you don't use all of the muscles daily.
I was thinking today as I went around the lake if I want to continue to join the 5K races and I am just not sure. I have to wait until it cools down again before I can start to run outside again, but sometimes I feel like perhaps it would be better to just run for fun vs have the pressure of running a competitive 5K. They are fun, but they are hard. I never thought I could run one, so now that I have run 7, I have to wonder if I will continue. It is one thing to just run around the lake at your own pace and walk when you want to vs being in the middle of runners going their fastest and trying to stay out of the way when I slow down.
I am not sure why I feel like I am letting myself down by not running anymore official 5K's but somehow, it kind of does. I will wait a few weeks and see how I feel and if I decide to sign up for the 5K in October that we have run for the last couple of years or if I will just put that part of my running behind me and just keep it simple.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!