It’s No Secret.
It’s no secret that I love Mindy.
I also love Adam, and because Adam loves me too he knows that I want to live the Mindy lifestyle.
Therefore he recently gave me a very special gift to show how much he loves me – and it’s absolutely Instagrammable and blog-able. It’s a new Camelbak!
I have about five different hydration packs and I don’t really LOVE any of them. My Camelbak is probably my favorite, but it’s really not one that’s made for runners. It’s very big and bulky. I honestly chose it because it’s big therefore allowing me to tote around a lot of water. I just didn’t think about how heavy it would be to hold when it’s full.
Knowing that as my long runs get much longer during marathon training I would need some type of hydration pack that didn’t drive me nuts, Adam surprised me with a new, smaller Camelbak! I’m looking forward to trying it out this weekend :).
I could have really used it during last night’s tempo at the beach.
It was bad guys.
It was a billion degrees out and my calves were pretty tight. I ended up taking a couple of breaks where I just straight up stopped moving and thought about calling an Uber to drive me back to my car.
This isn’t good. Only halfway through my tempo and I’m Instagramming. My calves are so tight and it’s so freakin’ hot out. Definitely not the way I envisioned the first tempo of #marathontraining. I guess this is one of those character building runs! BACK TO IT! ???? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #sweatpink #instarunner #instarunners #instarun #fitnessjourney #fitness #instafit #instafitness #brooksrunning #run #runner #runners #runlikeagirl #womensrunningcommunity
It was quite an experience.
The good news is that I hit my paces. Actually, since it’s been a about a month since I’ve done anything but easy running, the first tempo mile came in at 13:08 which is about 30 seconds faster than it should have been. After that I took a break (gasp, I know) and then I was able to calm down and find my pace.
When I got home I made a nice, cold smoothie!
I’m now super excited because Adam’s been in Finland for the last five days and he gets HOME today! I hope he doesn’t have to take any more work trips this year (or ever, haha)!
How did your running workouts go this week?
What kind of hydration pack do you like best?