A Running Update

Running

We haven’t had an actual running report in a long time, so I think we’re overdue.

On Saturday, I ran four miles. That is the farthest I have run since I had my mole re-removed in January.   I’ve been really quite happy with running three miles/day, but as it gets nicer outside, I also want to spend more time running outside.  So, more miles it is!

I have yet to make any real race plans for the year (tentative goal: Twin Cities 10 Mile), and I don’t know that I ultimately will, but I am registered for the Brooks Invest In Yourself 5k in Omaha on Sunday.  I’ll be sure to provide a full race report on how that goes.  There is a 100% chance I will not be PR-ing.

I am also ‘Tis The Season for sun protection as of late.

For better or worse, I have never been a Wear Sunscreen When You Run Outside-type of person.  As we all know, this really has to change because I do not have the time or the money for any more abnormal moles.  I bought a can of the spray-on stuff at Target last weekend so that I can start making this a habit.  Just the thought of having to put it on sounds exhausting, but I also know that this is an obnoxiously small thing to be whining about.  If you have any favorite sport-sunscreens, by all means, share in the comments section.

I also bought a UV-safe swim top from LL Bean for swimming at The Cabin.Swim Top

It’s sort of surfer-chic, right?  I may find myself asking, Are we on Big Pine Lake or is this the Pacific Ocean?  As mom put it so succinctly, Your dock days are done.  This is another small tragedy, to be mourned over the course of some months.  I don’t anticipate that this will get any use at all until probably late June (hello, Minnesota summer), but I’ll be sure to report back once it does.

 

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3 responses to “A Running Update

  1. Congrats on refinding your running. Stay with the purple shoes, they will serve you well. Wear your sunscreen. Rock this life.

  2. I’ve never found a sunscreen that I absolutely *LOVED*, but I’m very fair-skinned so I’m used to it now. My go-to is a Neutrogena Ultra Sheer. I’m always open to something new.

  3. I also don’t like the feeling of sunscreen, although I do prefer the lotion over the spray (totally understand that difference for runs though. I have a sun shirt that I bought in Florida and I love it. it’s lightweight and helps me know I have another cover from getting burned.

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