|No, that's not just a "healthy glow". That is sweat my friends!|
Training this weekend has been a major sweat-fest. When you're riding, it's deceiving b/c you don't notice the sweat until you stop. That's when you realize you're a soggy mess. But when running, it's clear very early on.
I started my long run this morning fairly well hydrated and of course, dressed appropriately for the conditions. Granted, I started my run nearly 2 hours later than planned. I literally slept about 3 hours Friday night so knew I needed to rest my body. Thankfully, I had no trouble sleeping last night and decided to take advantage of a few more hours of much needed rest. I probably won't make that mistake again. :)
When I tell you I was soaked, I'm not even exaggerating I tied my hair up in a tight bun and still managed to fling sweat from my head with nearly every step. I guess the sweat could've been coming from my eyebrows. I was wearing a new pair of running shorts (Lulu of course) and they were soaked through in about 2 miles. No, I didn't wet myself. As I passed other runners, I wondered why many of them weren't sweating like I was. "Oh, they must not be working hard like I am" I thought. No, they just aren't sweaty-Betty's like me.
I of course carried fluids with me and had to refill twice along the run. I finished off my water bottles in record time, another sign the temps are seriously on the rise.
I do have a love/hate relationship with sweat as I can be embarrassed yet proud at the same time. I don't know, something about sweat tells other people that you are tough and you are strong. It also tells them not to get too close b/c you also smell like a goat!
Happy Sunday & happy training!