Another six (point-three) mile Saturday, and I’m remembering to write about it before the day ends! Yayyy me!
It was a fantastic run – 72 degrees (Fahrenheit), sunny, with a moderate breeze. First mile was tough, but the second mile was fantastic. Fourth mile included the downhill stretch that I LOVE – it’s so easy to just absolutely FLY down that hill! – and turned out to be my fastest mile, at 13:32.
Does this look like an artistic selfie?
The last mile, again, was killer – so hard to push myself! This winter, I’ve been doing these six-mile runs without taking any water, gatorade, gels, or any other food. So, perhaps I’m dealing with a nutrition and/or hydration issue!
The logistics of nutrition and hydration is why I haven’t taken anything with me. I recently acquired a SPI Belt (thanks to my amazing sister!), and I’m comfortable running while wearing that, but water or gatorade is more challenging. I need to figure out how to carry it without feeling like I’m weighed down!
Oh, in other news – today, my Nike+ account, which has tracked most of my runs for the past year and a half, rolled past 500 miles! Woohoo!