Sunday, July 20, 2014

To the market we go

This weekend was one of the most relaxing weekends we have had lately.

Sophie wasn't feeling all that well so I hung out with her on Sunday, while Brandon took Ava and Ryder to Hope for church. They love church and Sophie was so stinkin sad to miss her new class in the zone. She loves it!

The girls loved having their friends over for cupcakes and pizza on friday night. They did their nails, played outside and played Barbies.

On Saturday we just hung around and got our long runs in -- however, my long run was well ... torture. My runs lately with Sarah have been so nice so I assumed running at 2 pm at the hottest part of the day would be a piece of cake.

I wanted to go five, but I was dying. To the point that a random golfer stopped to check on me. I steamed through the last .5 miles home and came and crashed on the carpet after 4.2 miles. It was hot and humid and there were hills.

Honestly, I am pretty sure I got heatstroke, which was weird because it was only 81 degrees.

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke can result when the body loses its ability to regulate temperature when exposed to hot conditions. Because running raises body temperature, runners can overheat at lower temperatures if pushed too hard, and should watch for warning signs of heat problems, including faintness, dizziness, disorientation, and stopping sweating.

Have you ever had a run that made you feel like that? I drank copious amounts of water and tried not to throw up and just took it easy on Sunday. Sometimes a bad workout or run can be demoralizing. Or it just really ticks you off. There are those days and you just have to pick yourself up and live to run another day.

"Bad workouts and races -- we all have them and we always will. Accept that the body has an ebb and flow that we don't quite understand. Some days you just feel 'off.' As hard as it is to accept a bad workout or race when there are valid reasons, it's doubly challenging when there appears to be no reason at all. I used to worry about this, but now I just shrug it off as the quirkiness of the body and mind. Don't invest in it or over think it. Move on.

-Greg McMillan, in Gibson's Daily Running Quotes

One of our favorite recent things we did during our weekend was visit the South of the James Market. They had amazing fruit (we loved the raspberries and strawberries) and the french nutella crepes from were the girls' favorite. Brandon got four different kinds of tacos for $10 from Boka Truck -- the chinese taco with kimchi was my favorite for sure.

At the market there was a great little shop lady that let the girls make a free rice warmer squares on her 1920s sewing machine. 

Ryder enjoyed the fresh ruby red raspberries we bought for lunch. 

Have a great week!

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