My Running Gear
This morning my daughter and I decided to go on a 11km run in preparation for the upcoming Toronto 1/2 Marathon on October 17. The heat wave is coming to an end here in Southern Toronto, but it was no cooler this morning than any of the other hot humid days this week. We were set to run and the heat wasn't going to hold us back!
Well it held us back more than a little. The run was brutal! My lungs felt like they were fighting for air the entire 11kms and I stopped for numerous breaks along the way. Luckily we were able to jump in the pool for a cool down but it took me so long to untie my shoelaces my fingers were shaking so bad. I was left feeling extremely discouraged for the fast approaching race day. Yikes!
Ironically amongst my list of things to-do and web surfing today I was sent a link to an article from the Globe and Mail "How to Keep Your Head in the Race". Check out the wonderful tips they have to offer, I will definitely be putting these to good use the next time I hit the pavement.
Tired, sweaty and discouraged! But still alive.
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Keep it tight,