Upon further investigation I found that since I ended up changing my mind about which race I was going to do I was already a week behind.
So last Saturday was my last time to sleep in. Which I didn't do, if you'll recall that little swim I did. It was mildly disappointing but last night I decided to suck it up and spent a few minutes updating my play list so I could actually enjoy myself. What is it about new music that makes you really excited to run and listen to it? I mean, realistically I could just listen to the songs whenever I want.
Anyway, in an attempt to do it right from the start this time I was up around 5 am so I actually had time to eat before I ran. I didn't do a great job at it today but at least being awake early will serve me well when I really need to eat.
I got out to the park around 6:45 and actually warmed up with some dynamic stretches (see: doing it right this time) and was ready to run by 7. I only had 5 miles on the schedule but considering I've been averaging 5 running miles a week for the past several months (thanks swimming) I wasn't terribly optimistic. The humidity was oppressive but it was overcast and only in the 70s so really the best I could ask for at the end of June in Louisville. It wasn't pretty but I made it through and saw way too many people I knew out running too including my briefly hired former triathlon coach, my chiropractor, a woman I know from dailymile and another woman I volunteer with. I guess I really am part of this running community.
Post run I took my very first true selfie I think.
Then I did a little video recap so I can look back on this experience fondly in a few months. I've never really done any kind of film work aside from a dance party video montage DVD in high school so I think this will be a fun little project. Follow along if you'd like :)