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    Running.
    Taking delight.
    Learning Italian.
    Getting to Italy.
    Wearing shorts.
    In Italy.
    June 2011.

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excuse me?

89% humidity!

I started C25K week 6 today.  Should have been easy peasy – just a few 5 and 8 minute runs – but no.  Even with my fancy new shoes, no dog distractions and a razor sharp focus on my form (semi-lucid if we’re keeping it real), I was slow and plodding and out of breath for most of the session.  I have analyzed the situation and can attribute my lack of performance on the following reasons (excuses).

First, the relative humidity was already at 89 percent when I got out the door at 6:00 am. Summer hasn’t even officially started – so not fair!  Thankfully it was only 66 degrees or I would have surely been forced to walk more than Mr. Podcast man advised.

Second, although I can’t say for sure, I would say there is a high probability that the two large glasses of very tasty prosecco I had with dinner were not sufficient to hydrate me for today’s run.   Which is also not. fair.

Third, it also didn’t help that I did not get enough sleep the night before due to a sick puppy dog*.  Which is why I ran solo and without distractions so technically maybe those two should cancel each other out.  Hmmm…  No – upon further reflection, I’m still going to count it.

* BTW, after a very expensive weekend trip to the emergency vet, Daisy is on the road to recovery.   However, I doubt that this experience will have taught her anything about the pitfalls of hoovering.

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4 Responses

  1. Excuses or not, you’re doing GREAT! Between you & some other blogs I follow, I am starting to feel like a slouch. I’d better get crackin’… you guys are making me look bad 🙂

    Poor Daisy. Neither she nor I can learn eating restraint, it seems? You should have seen me “hoovering” yesterday at my niece’s graduation party… just sayin’…

  2. Oh that was my run last Sunday. I had a few glasses of wine the night before. It was hot and humid. I didn’t have any water with me and it SUCKED!!!

    I did much better this Sunday. Did everything right and the run was no sweat at all. Figuratively, of course.

    Laura

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