Yesterday was my mom's first day not there - she's babysitting my niece two days a week now that my sister-in-law went back to work. And of course that's the day the phone decides to ring off the hook. But all in all, it was a decent day. The weather couldn't make up it's mind - pouring rain then sun and back again. My mood is really effected by the weather, so I felt tired just from staring at the dark skies all day. By the time I left work the sun was starting to break through more and more so I thought there was a chance of a run. Alas the rain held up, and now I just had to convince myself to get out there!
While grocery shopping this past weekend, I got PowerBar Energy blasts, so I figure it would be the perfect test! I ate two and waited to feel the extra energy. I had heard that you should drink extra water when taking these, but I forgot so I started to get a headache. I downed about 12 oz. of water and felt so much better! I got dressed and cranked my music up and off I went. My new song, Call Me Maybe - don't judge, came on in the first couple of minutes and I found myself running faster! It's amazing how a good song pushes you to keep going or pick it up a notch. What I didn't realize was how hot and humid it actually was, so I was dripping sweat and dying. Maybe I pushed myself too hard in the beginning or maybe it was just the weather, but I cut it short and only did 2.5 miles. Still happy I went out there, though!