Today’s run was pretty hard. The humidity is not my friend and it seems like every week on hill day it’s at 97% just for spite. But just as I was about to give out – I actually sent my running partner on and said I needed a break (fully intending to walk back), I gave myself a stern pep-talk, shook it off, and ran it in, focusing only on form – not pace. Surprisingly that last mile ended up as my second-fastest of 4.
I’m feeling like I need more solid running and fitness goals. I’ve been doing a lot lately, and I’ve cut my times down some, which has been nice. But as someone who doesn’t really enjoy racing, I need to set some personal milestones so that I feel like I’m really working towards something. But it’s the deadest heat of summer, so I’m not very motivated in that regard.
Today, though, I found that there is a park near my house with a little jogging trail AND! a pool. So I’m going to go check that out first thing on Sunday, and maybe work some swimming into my routine for the rest of August. We’ll see how it goes.
Also, it’s my birthday month and I should think of some kind of running related goal for that.