Thank heavens I just finished the Book of Life. It has been so interesting, and I so badly wanted to see what would happen next, that I could not put it down. This caused quite a problem this past week as I was supposed to be waking up very early every day to get my runs in before the South Carolina heat and humidity hit with full force.
The worst was probably Friday night before my long run. I had my pajamas on by 7:00 and was in bed by 8:00. (Yes, in bed at 8pm on a Friday night, we runners are exciting.) I told myself I would read for 2 hours and turn my lights out at 10:00. Well then 10:00 turned into 11:00, which turned into 12:00, and suddenly it was 1:00 in the morning when I made myself turn my lights out.
I woke up only 4 hours later, at 5:00 am, to meet a new run buddy for our weekly long run. I must admit I was super terrified because I have never done a long run with her and after only 4 hours of sleep I was worried I would be dragging. However, this run actually felt way better than the 10 miles I ran last week and I was pretty happy with the pace.
Maybe I should so all my long runs on 4 hours of sleep?
Or maybe not.
Turns out the only thing that I really needed to be worried about was what the 96% humidity would do to my hair. It took me about 10 minutes to wiggle, pull, and yank it out of my ponytail (at one point I contemplated scissors) and when I finally freed it I looked quite a lot like what you would picture if Cousin It joined an 80s rock band.
What was one book you couldn’t put down?
What is you go to running hairstyle?
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