So... today was the day that I planned on trying wearing compression socks for the first time. All the other cool kids are doing it. Plus, I have another half marathon to run in the morning and I wanted my legs to be rested. My outfit? As a lady in my building said "Don't you look summery?"
Even though it was only 81 went I went to lunch, it was much hotter by the time I headed out:
It. Was. Hot. Blazing hot.
My initial goal was to take it slow and easy. So imagine my surprise when I looked down after about 10 minutes and I was going sub 10 minute mile pace. Huh. Weird. I was testing out my new "race belt" today and I had forgotten my water bottle (!!!) so I was carrying a wide mouth vitamin water bottle. Only about 1/3 full. I stupidly thought that would be enough water. It wasn't. I was so freaking hot!! The good news is that the belt was awesome. I had to keep checking to be sure my phone was still in the pouch because I didn't feel the weight of it at all.
I did pretty good on the way out, finishing the 5K+ in just over a half hour. But the way back was rough. I was hot, out of water, and trying to NOT over-exert myself while still trying to get back to the car in a reasonable time to pick up A. The curious/gross part of the run was the sighting of new animals... mice. I saw two, about a mile apart. Both dead. Hope that doesn't mean we are due for a new outbreak of plague or something. ::shudder::