Bright and sunny day post snowstorm. The roads were narrow and the shoulder was basically slippery snow. I just had to get outside after too many days on the treadmill. After 8 miles and many near misses with crazy car drivers I gratefully arrived back at my house.
- GPS watch all charged
- heart rate strap
- iPhone charged
- Dual 22 oz water bottles washed
- Headphones located
I set the alarm for 4:30 am and was up and out the door in 15 minutes after making my usual pre-run shake. When I got to the parking lot at the head of the Peabody Independence Bike path there was nobody there… just the way I like it. It was brutally muggy, 80 degrees with a heat index of 92.. which is *not* the way I like it. I kept the music off for a while so I could just enjoy the sounds surrounding me.
It was so muggy and hot eventually my sweat overcame the “moisture wicking” properties of my shirt and I started chafing. I should have taken the shirt off but instead I ignored the symptoms and ended up paying with that awful runners penalty: bloody nipples.