It’s SUMMER TIME, folks! You know what that means??? Yeah…work! Work…that’s what it means for me! 😂. But….it also means the yearly Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5k Series around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, FL. I’ve been doing this series for about 5 or 6 years now. I LOVE this series because it keeps me motivated to run despite the hot and humid Florida weather. I’m a FLORIDIAN, people and I can’t STAND the summer heat! But if I don’t sign up for a race, I’ll look for every excuse not to run, only because of the heat!! On the other hand…I HATE wasting money!! So..if I sign up…I’m DOING IT!!!
I always managed to rustle up my friends to run with me!
They are STILL my friends….I think!
I love when my “I hate running because it sucks” do so well!!! We had a PR in the group and no stopping too! I celebrated with them and for them because I know how hard they worked!
I on the other hand, didn’t have a good race. I had to stop about 2 miles and change because it was hot and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. And I am always disappointed in myself when I do stop….
I felt defeated because I didn’t do well. But I didn’t let that rain on the parade of my friend’s victories! I didn’t do well because I really didn’t run in May. My last race was the 2017 Star Wars Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side. I ran the 5k
All of my runs,up to that point, had already been on the calendar. For some reason, May was missed and therefore nothing was scheduled! I have no one to blame but myself. Now let me be clear, I don’t pity myself because I am able to run. I’m just disappointed that I didn’t do well. If you’ve been reading for a while you know I need that kick in the ass moment to shock me right back to reality with my running. Watermelon Series, race #1 = my kick in the ASS! 😉
It’s Monday and it’s a new beginning. I’m ready….I’m recharged…I’m ready to GO!!!
How was your most recent run??