I went out for my 10-mile tempo run yesterday morning, a run around the lake. The weather has been beautiful here, and while it ended up being 80 degrees and humid yesterday, it was a bit on the cool side in the morning. I kept up a decent pace and have decided to take a quick walk break every 20 minutes. I think it is helping my overall time and I'm a bit more consistent pace wise.
Even with the cool weather, I was still sweating of course. I needed to wipe off my eye and looked down to grab the side of my shirt. It was polka-dotted with little black dots. It wasn't that way when I left home. I looked down the front of my shirt and it was the same way. Yuck!!! Little tiny black bugs had gotten stuck on my wet shirt and died. Needless to say, I used my hand, which later, was also polka dotted.
When I got home, I headed upstairs for a shower and stopped to talk to my husband. He looked at me and said, "Yuck!" Thinking it was just my shirt and arms, I said, yes, the bugs were bad out there today. I got to the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror and let out a yell. My neck looked like it had a 5 o'clock shadow! It was covered with bugs. Thankfully, I don't think I swallowed any.
I'm almost through the highest mileage week of training with just a little speed bump. I missed the spinning class Monday thanks to a substitute teaching job in the afternoon so I switched rest days. Got the spinning in Tuesday by myself after a pilates class. I'm on track to do 16 miles tomorrow unless I get called in to sub (I got a phone call this morning but I forgot to take my cell phone upstairs with me).
Off to finish up some editing on a writer who doesn't know the difference between resolution and revolution and all be it and albeit. Always entertaining - if I can stay awake :-)