Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Deer sighting!

Today's run was magical. Ok maybe magical isn't the right word but it definitely stopped me in my tracks.

I was running along the 4 mile greenway in south Charlotte when I noticed a deer off to the side.

I saw his buddy nearby drinking some water from the stream. I couldn't believe they were so close to me that I actually stopped other runners to take a look. Sometimes it's ok to stop and look around during a run. I'm not officially training for anything so having a brief pause was ok.

After 25 minutes of running I started taking 1 minute walking breaks to drink some of the water I had with me. It was another hot day and I didn't want to dehydrate.

I was a sweaty mess but ran 6 miles in just over 50 minutes while taking 5 minutes worth of breaks.

Once I got showered up I decided to wear my new favorite shirt.

I'm a sucker for backless shirts so I couldn't pass this one up from Forever 21. And yes I still occasionally shop there ...

Today's question ... To run with or without water? I brought a small 8 ounce water bottle with me and drank every last drop. Hated carrying it for 6 miles but needed to hydrate.

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