Tuesday, July 08, 2008

SAUSAGE LEGS.
It was so humid this morning while running my whole body felt heavy. My legs especially felt like lead. But it was also so humid, my legs felt like sausages about ready to burst their skins. It was that bad out: 75 degrees, 86% humidity.
I know part of it was that I was still recovering from weekend fatigue, but after only 15 minutes, it was almost impossible to keep moving and breathing at the same time. I was glad whenever I got a traffic light or had to wait for a car. In fact, I encouraged the cars to go and let me wait!
I ran to the zoo and saw a girl coming toward me with green shorts on and thought it was Chiarunner, but she was blonde. Same shorts though! Too weird.
Somehow I managed to run 42 minutes, walking a few times to cross streets and try to catch my breath. I really don't know what is worse: high humidity or heat. Either way, they both suck the life out of you!
Not sure about biking tonight yet. I really feel like I need to hold off on biking tonight and do a longer bike ride Thursday and catch up on my running today and tomorrow.
Update on pushup challenge: I should have been on week 3, day 1 yesterday, but the count went up so drastically I decided the best thing to do was either do week 2 over or try week 2 of the second column (I've been on column 1). Even that was about a killer! My count from last week to yesterday went from 24 to 38! I can definitely feel those today too! This is getting hard!

10 comments:

Flo said...

I hate the humidity because it makes it hard to breathe. Heat is bad, but I just sweat and that's okay. But humidity is the worst!!!

Marcy said...

OMG You are killing that Push up challenge! You rock!

Lily on the Road said...

Gah, my legs feel like that and I'm just sitting here at the office desk....

Good job with the push ups...

I haven't even started the challenge, I'm a total slug these days...

bunnygirl said...

It was like soup here this morning, too. Just keep telling yourself that women in Arizona are paying top-dollar at the spa for what nature is giving you for free. That's what I do.

jahowie said...

The humidity has been terrible here too. I like heat, but I don't like the sticky, thick air. Keep up the good work on those push ups!! :-)

chia said...

If I'm rockin' an afro, I generally know the run is going to suck. I hate humidity. Therefore, the green shorts stayed in bed a little extra this morning ;-).

Speaking of, I am so breaking up with the green shorts. It's not them, it's me. I'll be the crazy chick in pink shorts and who knows... maybe I'll rock the blonde sometime soon lol!

Happy training Vickie :-)

cindy said...

You're doing awesome with the pushup challenge!! I started this week...am up to 3 and am very afraid. I want upper body strength :[

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Glad I'm not the only one modifying the pushup schedule. We'll get through it one way or another though!! Besides, you put me to shame on pushups already. I haven't yet made it to W1D2.

Christie said...

I didn't even look at week 3. Now I'm scared.

Fe-lady said...

Keep up with the great push up numbers!