Be sure to check out my last two posts, because this one is a bit of a downer. Temp 73°, Humidity 90%.
I got up an hour later than intended, and drove a few miles over to my desired course. For what ever reason, it just wasn't a very good run. I felt a little queasy, and I was just sweating a ton. I hit the 5K distance right at 35 minutes, which is about a 11:20 pace. After another half mile (at 3.6 miles) I walked. My heart rate was up in the 160s, and that's not where I wanted it to be. Turns out I had been in that range a few times. Perhaps I just got confused after having all those short, fast jogs in the first part of June. I started jogging at 3.75 miles and went to 5 miles, then I just walked the last mile to the car. But, no worries, jogs are like pizza: even bad jogs are good. Maybe the heavy steak and wine dinner was also too much.
But, there was a very bright spot today, because it's Father's Day and the family got me a Road ID bracelet. Now if I keel over for real, they'll at least know who I was and who to call. I plan to run with it every time. Inexplicably, I am really keen on the little tin box the bracelet came in. The bracelet is black, with silver clasp and ID tag.
I think I squeezed about five oranges worth of liquid out of my shirt, shorts, and bandana when I got home. Oh yes, I should have mentioned. I did wear a bandana for the first time, along with my Jack Nicholson shades. So, aside from weighing 30 pounds too much, I looked very nifty.
~ Afternoon Update ~
Oh noes, the shopping spree continued. I got a few bandanas and a Grey Pixel Buff. I've wanted to try out a Buff for awhile, and I like them. It's like Topsy Tail for balding men.
You've got to check out this movie to see all the exciting ways you can shape this thing.