I started my long run this morning at 4:40 a.m. It was quite windy this morning. I strap a head light on my hydration belt when it’s dark. The light was not working very good this morning; it would stay on for while and then go out. I made sure the batteries were good last night. I parked my car in a parking lot on the base and started out doing 2x3mi laps so I would be able to use my car as a water/Gatorade stop every three miles for the first part of my run. After that, I relied on my fuel belt for the rest of my run. I took in Gatorade and water every three miles. This island is hot and humid, you need to be careful about hydration. I was going to do 17mi but felt okay so did 18mi. My pace was easy and that’s good. I hadn’t run long since Honolulu Marathon in December. I’m feeling thirsty all the time today.
I like to run by myself. And I like to run early in the morning before the rest of the world starts moving. It’s peaceful in the morning and I can really focus on a run. It’s really hard getting out of bed on some days though.
Long runs are not easy. Today was one of the better days. Some days I cannot focus at all and other days I just feel so tired. I curse at myself on the bad days. I wish I felt the same all the time. Well I’m only human after all. I cursed at the strong head wind when was going up the hill. Running shows you what you are made of.
|Chinese Temple in Singapore……Interesting City to Run|
I was in a bad funk all day yesterday so I told my husband he should stay away from me. The only highlight of yesterday was hearing from my daughter that she is safe, sound and having a great time in India. I like to travel too. I went to Singapore two years ago and had a wonderful time. I did a lot of running there. It’s always exciting to run in a new place. I want to run the marathon in Singapore one of these days. They have the best chicken and rice!