It’s hard to believe it’s already the last Friday in June because that means we are halfway through 2018! Also, now that the summer solstice has passed the days start to get shorter, which sounds pretty depressing. For some reason I always think that it should be light out at 5am all summer long.
Anyway, I’m not here to complain- I’m here to runfess! Let’s talk about some of my runfessions for the month of June.
Some days I do a great job with hydrating. Others, not so much. One of my excuses is that we are constantly running out of water coolers at work. (We will get a shipment and go through them in like a week or two and then have to wait weeks to have more delivered). I bring my own 32 ounce hydroflask (affiliate link) to work and sometimes an extra bottle of water, but even that doesn’t seem to be enough.
2. Flat terrain
I’m embarrassed to say how much I enjoyed running on flat terrain last week. Even my flattest route here in Baltimore still has hills. I’m sure I don’t like hills these days because they are hard (and maybe my glutes just aren’t strong enough). I know I need to make it a point to run them more to get better at them. I just really miss living down by the harbor where I could run flat routes every day if I wanted!
3. Sweating in the rain
One of the nice things about running in the rain is that when you are done, no one can tell if you are wet from the rain or from sweat. After my runs last week I was a little embarrassed to go back to the hotel after my runs because I knew I might see a coworker in the lobby. At least on Friday I figured it would look like I was just wet from the rain, which is much less gross than being soaked in sweat.
4. Running clothes
Even though I have plenty of running clothes, I splurged on Running Warehouse last week and bought some new tank tops. The price wasn’t bad and I know I’ll wear them, so why not?
5. Koala Clip
Another running-related purchase I made recently was a Koala Clip. Have you ever heard of this? It’s a little pouch with a clip that attaches to your sports bra. I’ve been on the lookout for a better way to carry my phone while running (it’s a little too big for my Flip Belt) so I’m hoping this works out!
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How have you been doing with staying hydrated this summer?
How do you carry your phone while you run?
Hills- love em, hate em, or don’t care?