Note to self...

Note to self... Do not attempt to run a long distance at 9:30am or after in 90+ degree weather with 100% humidity in Memphis. This was a BAD idea!! I will be forced to get up VERY early and be out the door by 7ish to run from now on! I headed out to my parents house because they have good running paths right by their house. I was out the door around 9:30am for a 5 miler. It was HOT! There were no clouds and the sun was beating right on me. I tired to run in some shady areas but there was still not very much of it. I am so glad I remembered to put sunscreen on before I left the house!! I was doing well until a little after the half way point. Then I began to get really tired and chills and decided I better stop soon or I could overheat! Of course I didn't bring water with me because I don't usually need water on runs shorter than 6 miles. I told myself I could stop at 4 miles and call it a day. So I did, and walked the last mile home. But all I wanted was some water on that last mile!! So here's my stats for my 4 miles:

Avg Pace: 10:24
Mile 1 :10:38
Mile2: 10:34
Mile 3: 10:21
Mile 4: 10:04

So each mile I did a little better, which is how I normally am. At least my pace was right on!! Anyway, I made it through and moved on to the One Hundred Push Up Challenge Day 1. Let's back up, I did my initial test and only could do 10 push ups! How awful is that?!? And I am doing full on push ups, not the ones on your knees. So Day 1 makes you do 5 sets:
1st: 6 push ups
2nd: 6 push ups
3rd: 4 push ups
4th: 4 push ups
5th: 5 push ups or max you can do

It wasn't too bad, I got through this one! Looking forward to Wednesday to see how day 2 is! Can't wait to have really awesome arm and chest muscles from this!!

After my workout, I layed out by my parents pool for a bit then went shopping. I went to Sports Authority and got a BUNCH of new running clothes!! If I had my camera I would take pics but it's still in my friend Katie's purse:( Hopefully I will get that back tomorrow!! Now I am just relaxing! Excited for The Bachelorette tonight! Hope everyone is having a good Monday!!


  1. I only ever did week one day one of the challenge. Haha! Hope it works out better for you!

  2. I totally understand how it is to run in the hot, humid South! It gets quite challenging for me (coastal SC) this time of the year - particularly because I have a long commute and am runs are out of the question.

  3. I don't know how you do it!!

  4. The heat can be such a downer! Just gotta fit it in earlier in the day...easier said than done.

    Woo pushup challenge! I'm on week two. :)

    I'm definitely watching the Bachelorette as I type! I missed the first hour because I thought it started at the wrong time. :(

  5. I wish I could be as dedicated as you with working out. How do you do it?!

  6. Running in that kind of heat is no good. You'll get used to running in the morning and maybe be converted.