Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wrapping up the Week with a Mother's Day 5K and Does this Happen to You?

It took me two tries to get my run started, but I did it.


Attempt #1 - My morning motivation has been zapped a little knowing how humid it is. Once I did make it out the door and down 20 floors, it was sprinkling. I run with my phone, so I had to head back up to grab something to carry it in.

Attempt #2 - Armed with my Flipbelt, I headed out with my goal set to run a 5K.

Today's run wasn't easy. As I started I told myself to slow down so I wouldn't fizzle like I did on my last run. It felt like I did but my split, 9:56, shows that in fact I was speedy again. My splits also show that I continued to slow down over the last two miles (10:11 and 11:33).

I played around with my intervals again. I kept the timer set at 2:1 minutes. I ran mostly all the flats and ups, and walked the downs. I kept this up until the last mile when I started following the timer more especially up the big hill ---> it's a 121ft gain over a little more than half a mile. I ran that slower than my average 11:14.

My overall pace was faster by 2 seconds and one of my best in more than a year. This taking things slowly and running intervals is really working. I'm looking forward to running with the girls at the Cape in July.


The humidity made me dig deep today. You know your body is warm when it feels like your face is on fire. After my post-run stretching, I took a cold shower and then made a smoothie. Best post-run treat: cold protein.


Does this happen to you?


Humidity makes me sweat. Big time. All that sweat runs down my body and soaks my shorts. I hate the feeling of wet shorts and worrying that I look like I peed my pants. (like in the top pic. Ugh!) I'm pretty sure it's just something I have to live with, but I wish I could find a solution.

Here's a look at the rest of my week: Linking up with Tricia and Holly for the Weekly Wrap!

Monday - Body Attack Aerobics and some pool time

Tuesday - Chiropractor for lots of myfascial manipulation and microcurrent stimulation on my shoulder ---> finally starting to feel better.

WednesdayMorning run and an evening at the horse races

Thursday - Beach day with friends

Friday - Hiking in Macau

Saturday - rest

Oh, and I'm considering this my Mother's Day 5K medal ;) Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, step moms, God moms, mrMoms, fur baby moms!



If you run with your phone, how do you carry it?
What's your favorite way to cool down after a hot/humid run?
Any suggestions on how to stop the sweaty-pants?







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33 comments:

  1. Ugh, humidity! I'm fortunate that we don't get much here, even when it's really hot. I usually carry my phone in an armband, but lately it's been chafing me, so I've been carrying it in one of my pockets (not ideal) or my Flipbelt.

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    1. Oh I envy you for not having to deal with humidity!! My phone in my Flipbelt worked, but it made my shorts ride up.

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  2. Thanks for mentioning the"fur moms"! Your "medal" is gorgeous!

    I have a very small phone and it fits right in the pocket of a running skirt or if I wear pants I use the Roo pouch. However, I've been wanting to get a different phone and can not find one as small so therefore I don't know how I will handle that one either. Maybe the flip Belt? Have a great week Amy!

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    1. My old phone fit into my Oiselle shorts pockets and that was awesome! My new one only fits into one pair now. I think the Flipbelt will be the solution to my phone problem even though it's not my favorite.

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  3. Humidity is my kryptonite! I love a cold towel from the freezer post run - no great solution for the shorts. I just wear a dark color so it shows less. I love my SPI belt for carrying my phone - no bounce and no chafing!

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    1. The towel is a great idea!! I think it will be dark colors for me for the rest of summer too ;)

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  4. I carry my phone in my spibelt. Humidity kills me. The sweat runs in my eyes and gets in my contacts and it burns. If I had a swimming pool, I'd just jump right in...

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    1. Aw, jumping in a pool after a run sounds perfect...I can do that if I go to the fitness center. I'm not brave enough to go into the water at the beach because there are jelly fish!

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  5. Humidity is my enemy! I sweat a lot anyway, but humidity makes it 10x worse. I often have weird sweat marks on my clothes, lol

    I use a Spibelt on my runs. It has little to no bounce and I'm able to fit my phone, chapstick and running fuel!

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    1. My Flipbelt sounds similar...I just need to figure out how to keep it from riding up. Practice probably!

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  6. I use an Orange Mud Hydraquiver and my phone fits in the shoulder pocket. When I travel I just hold it in my hand. I definitely get sweaty ... shorts ... I just change as soon as I get home and hope nobody sees me first!

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    1. Yes! That's what I have been doing, getting inside asap!

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  7. I love cold smoothie bowls after a run. With lots of fruit and crunchy toppings!

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    1. I haven't made a smoothie bowl in a while...sounds like I know what I'm having after my next run ;)

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  8. Ugh...sweating is something we all have to deal with LOL have you tried dusting your shorts with talcum powder? I don't know if that would cause a chafing issue, though...(?), or smearing antiperspirant on your back or tummy (or wherever the "source" of the perspiration is coming from)

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    1. OMGosh, antiperspirant is a great idea! I will try that on my next run and see if it works. Thanks!

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  9. Well, my skirtsports hides the shorts so no one can see the sweat. :) Different story about the tops!

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    1. That should hide things! I don't have running skirt with me here...maybe I should add that to my shopping wishlist!

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  10. When it's hot like that I wear black bottoms or a pattern to mask the sweat. I keep my phone in an armband that zips shut. I'll use a ziploc bag if its raining. I do not look forward to hot/humid long runs this summer. Those are brutal!

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    1. I think wearing dark colors is going to be my #1 option.

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  11. Humid runs can really be tough...my shorts looked a lot like yours after my run yesterday, except MUCH worse! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

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    1. Ha, I'm feeling better knowing that I'm not the only one this happens to! Hope you had a nice day too!

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  12. I am not looking forward to the humidity coming back!! I sweat like a hog!! I do carry my phone but on rainy runs I have it in a pocket or I go without. But there is nothing like those humid runs when you stop and the sweat just pours off your face!! Fun times! Lol!

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    1. No kidding! Why is it worse when we stop?? Looking forward to some Cape Cod ocean breezes during my runs in July!

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  13. I carry my phone in a SPIbelt. I recently upgraded to a more water proof one, but I still put it in a ziplock bag if it's going to be raining. So far it hasn't been too humid here, but I'm sure it's just a matter of days...

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    1. I think that's going to be my answer too or run without it, but then how can I take pictures, haha!

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  14. My shorts don't get it too bad unless it's a super hot or super long run. But I get boob sweat!!!! So embarrassing. The whole front of my shirt is the first thing to get soaked.

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    1. Oh yes, I can get a pretty good sweat necklace going too. I guess it is all just proof that we've been working hard, right?

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  15. Where I live, the humidity is extreme. Every run leaves me drenched in sweat. I literally drip on my kitchen floor. From experience, I find gray is the worst color for showing wetness/sweat. But, most of my wicking running clothes do a pretty good job. I usually don't run with my phone unless I'm in a long race. Then, I put it in a RooPocket. Thanks for linking, Amy!

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    1. Lesson learned with the gray shorts! It's a shame too, because they go so nicely with my black running tanks, haha.

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  16. I sweat just putting on my running kit. That's why I always wear black shorts :)

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    1. I know what you mean. Black is probably going to be my go-to color for awhile.

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  17. You look in great shape Amy C! I run with my phone and I have an elastic arm band. It's quite heavy actually, it's like an arm workout by the end of my run, ha!

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