Sweet Jesus it is hot outside!
I really regret that I haven't been blogging much. I feel like I only post when I'm pumped and excited about running and not so much when I'm discouraged. Probably for fear of sounding like a complainer. But I really want to be able to come back to this blog after the big race and see exactly how I felt, good and bad, throughout training. So I'm going to do my best to start blogging more often. Feel free to unfollow if my complaining gets on your nerves. :)
So, since I'm complaining, can we talk about how HOT it is?? Saturday's run was awful. AWFUL. I didn't get out there as early as I'd hoped, so it was the heat of the day and I thought I was going to die. Summer time, even with this Memphis heat, has always been my favorite time of year. But while I'm running all I can do is look forward to fall and winter. So unlike me...but hey, so is running. :) So...either early morning or way later evening runs from now on. And lots of water.
Enough complaining...I have to tell y'all about a fabulous conversation I had the other day. Friday I was having dinner with some girlfriends and found out that one of them has run the St. Jude half marathon in the past. (How did I not know this??) We talked all night about her experience and just listening to her was amazing. I literally had chills running up my arms and tears running down my face. She talked about the people there cheering her on the whole way, the St. Jude patients and their families with "thank you" signs, her friends and family waiting at the finish line...y'all I'm tearing up right now typing this. I called my mama the next day to make sure she was going to be there waiting for me at the finish line...then cried some more. I absolutely CANNOT wait for December.