Saturday I set out for 12 miles.
And it was plenty warm. I thought this "shorter" long run was the perfect opportunity to give my Camelbak pack a try. Usually, I carry a Nathan handheld water bottle. But I know as I train for my upcoming 50K, I'll be doing most of my long runs on my own. And in the Texas heat, I don't want to take any chances of running low or out of water. Enter the Camelbak. This particular model, Annadel, holds 50oz of water. I filled it up the night before and put the whole pack in the fridge so I'd have cold water.
Saturday morning, I put my phone, my key and my pb&j sam in the copious pockets (plenty of storage!) and strapped it on.
You know what? I didn't mind it at all! Yes, I could hear the water sloshing around. Kinda sounded like footsteps behind me. Yes, I could feel the weight, but it wasn't too heavy. The straps were very comfortable and thus far, no chafing. Yes, it made me sweaty, but hey, a pink girl's gonna get sweaty running in the Texas Summer. It's just gonna happen. Thumbs up!
Once I got cleaned up, I headed to the local garden center to look for some fencing to keep the rabbits out of my garden. Those wascaly wabbits are eating my pepper plants to the ground! (they are thankfully leaving my tomatoes and potatoes alone so far)
Check out these gorgeous tomato cages! And yes, I got one of the pink ones - perfect for my new Big Boy tomato plant.
The helpful lady at the garden center said a fence was really useless. Rabbits can go under fencing, duh. She suggested making my own Cayenne pepper spray. She apparently couldn't tell that I'm pretty much useless in the kitchen unless the bunnies want a Jay Robb protein shake. So I left without fencing. I've read that if you put out dog or cat fur, the rabbits will smell the animal and stay away. Well, I have plenty of cat fur! So I gave the cats a good brushing and headed out with a pocket full of fur. Weirdo garden girl.
Today, a cool front blew in with all the storms and it was a brisk 49 (9.4 C) degrees this afternoon. Um, hello, this is TEXAS. In May. What a nice surprise! I actually wore jeans and a sweater when I left the house. So of course, I also had to head out for a quick run, even though it's my rest day. Look at me wearing capris and long sleeves! (admitedly a tad overdressed, I just couldn't help myself)
It was glorious! I just got in a 5K but it was a nice treat to run in the cooler weather. Since I had broken my rest day, I also busted out 100 squats, 100 dips and 100 bicep curls. I'm really trying to work on my triceps. Hoping those dips help!
Hope you had a good run this weekend!