Yesterday I was out for a long bike ride, and I ride without earphones so I actually got to hear the sounds of the park that I was riding through. Birds and streams and stuff. It was really nice! As for music, my new car came with a 3-month trial of Sirius XM, so I've been listening to a wide variety of music! 80s, 90s, 2000s, alternative, country, new wave, and random other stuff. I really like Ed Sheeran's Castle on the Hill.
Weekend recap: Saturday I ran the New Milford 5k in 25:44. I executed my race plan pretty perfectly so I am happy with the result. It was in the low 70s with 1000% humidity, and I kind of felt like I was holding back too much at the beginning of the race, but I stuck with the plan and finished strong. I ran with other members of the NJ Racing Project team since it was the NJ women's masters championships, and we came in 9th out of 20 teams. I just joined the team 2 weeks ago and they were happy to have me since only 2 other people raced Saturday. I actually did a warmup and cooldown as well, for a total of 5.48 mi on the day. The hip was cranky after the hard effort, so Sunday I did some yoga and rode the length of the local running/biking path from one end to the other and back again. It was a lovely ride with the exception of some people who thought they were the only people using the path.
12.65 miles in 59:01 for 12.9mph average pace. I took some ibuprofen for my hip, which helped a lot, and even this morning the hip felt much better, almost back to normal!
Today: 4 easy miles this morning in the 1000% humidity again. Tonight will be some hip strengthening and stretching.
Food/drink: berry smoothie, banana, green tea
Blather: the thunderstorms are starting, yay! Although my head is exploding with a migraine from the pressure change, I will be happy to get some of this humidity out of here! It's supposed to storm pretty hard, we have severe storm and flash flood warnings through tonight.
Bonus: I have 2 favorite songs to run to: Pictures of You by The Cure and I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons. Pictures of You is like 7 minutes long so it's a nice calming influence during a run. I Will Wait is the complete opposite, with a really fast tempo that makes me run fast. To get me pumped up, I have a whole playlist
and it includes Lose Yourself my Eminem.