It almost didn’t happen, and then it did

Tonight I faced many challenges.
Be over dressed at work in case there is a meeting, or don’t bother.  I did just in case!
Go out for a drink after work with some people – on the house.
Go out for a 4 hard mile run with my Thursday night group in 90 degree weather and massive humidity with a severe thunderstorm warning.

So I went out for 1 beer, and then raced home.  I actually would have made it to the group run if my friend hadn’t urged us to skip it this week.  We were texting back and forth for up to 5 minutes before we would normally leave, and it was just too hard to call, we just didn’t know what to do but I think the thunderstorm warning plus the heat on top of it just became too much for us.  Also, I’m pretty sure that I freaked her out!  Once I got home, the skies cleared and the sun came out unexpectedly.  Whatever though, it was still freaking hot outside and I am very much looking forward to my weekend long run on the horizon even if it’s hot and humid. 

I didn’t skip it all for nothing, I think my work friends appreciated the effort of turning up for happy hour even if I only stayed for one drink since I pretty much skip 90% of them in favor of working out.  They probably think that I’m crazy or crazy anti-social!  There’s a lot of factors that go into me skipping many happy hours.  For 1.  We have them all the time, 1-2 times a month sponsored by the generous people who we do business with, and 2. I don’t like to drink that much, especially on an empty stomach, and 3. That free drink isn’t really free, it means we need to talk a little about work things, and 4. I’d totally rather be working out!  Sure I take days off here and there, but in general I’d rather be working out than sitting on my ass on a barstool in my monkey suit continuing the work day past 5pm.

In the end it was a good decision, I got my run in at 8:30pm once it had significantly cooled down…although when I say it cooled down, it really somehow stayed very humid.  I ran pretty slow, and I got really sweaty.  When I say it’s unattractive, I mean that the sweat is unattractive but not necessarily the face I’m making or my actual face…right?  Right.

Today:
94 during the day but 80 degrees at night for my run
Hot and humid, somewhat like soup
Distance: 3 dark miles
Felt: slow
Craved: ice water

About Laura

Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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