Workout: 6 miles, 10:40 average, Connects
I'm glad you guys seemed to enjoy my recommendations yesterday (or, at least, didn't kick me off the interblogs). I realized I didn't actually provide any photos of the shorts I raved about, so here's my attempt to take a short selfie. This was surprisingly difficult. The sacrifices I make for you people!
YES I INSTAGRAMMED THIS. THE UPPED CONTRAST MADE THE DETAILING STAND OUT MORE! And if Instagram can't make a public bathroom look mildly interesting, nothing can. I guess nothing can.
Butt sweat on my non-diaper butt.
A *gulp* non-Instagrammed Nike tempos photo for comparison. I hate how they puff out at the sides.
I can exclusively confirm that the blue shorts DO NOT hide butt sweat, so if you're a beast like I am and manage to sweat through the short liner it'll be obvious to all the hot joggers checking out your junk.
Let's cleanse our palettes with some more appetizing photos, shall we? Here's where I went yesterday:
That's looking at North Suicide (its companion, South Suicide, is kind of visible on the right). Had I walked all the way to the lake, I would have been at their base.
I honestly can't even remember what the lake I was heading towards is called. I wanted to go all the way (TWSS), but my silly dog rudely decided to get tired and slightly overheated (it was pretty toasty out). The prospect of backpacking my dog out of there wasn't the most appealing, so we turned around after an hour and a half. The trail was incredibly boring the first hour so I may or may not go back some other time.
There's that tongue again.
(INSANELY RICH) PEOPLE LIVE THERE. This is a terrible photo, but I needed to show you these houses and their awesome mountain view.
Anchorage is down that valley.
Today I ran six miles after work. It was another hot day (it's still 74 degrees at 9:40 pm!), but I didn't feel it nearly as much as I normally do. I was aiming for 3-5 miles when I started, but I was feeling good so decided to extend it another mile. I continue to run only easy miles because of my wonky ankle. Fortunately, I'm not thinking about my (tentative) half in August so there's no pressure to amp up the intensity too soon. I'd like to try a short tempo on Wednesday if I'm feeling up to it, though.
I will say that I felt great during this run. Well, I felt like a bumbling fool in my Connects (I usually wear Pace Gloves), but I had a lot of spring in my step. Barring an ankle disaster, I think I'll be back to pre-marathon Jeano relatively soon.
You guys won't care about today's song recommendation because it's terrible for running, but it's too beautiful not to share. It's a short song called In the Morning by First Aid Kit, a Swedish duo I just discovered through Paul Krugman, of all people. I've discovered a surprising amount of music through him (ie. the Civil Wars, among others). There's a beautiful "buzzing" during particularly harmonious parts (:42-1:06, for example), a sensation anyone who's played chamber music is likely familiar with. Anyway, enjoy! Or don't. I'll understand.
- Is it still hot where you live?
- Has anyone ever walked in on you taking a ridiculous picture of yourself? Because someone almost did when I took my shorts pictures. You're welcome.