If you read this post, you'll know that we did.
If we'd read the weather, maybe we wouldn't have.
Today we ran 3 miles through the forest. I'm glad we did, even though it was about 100 degrees out. On the path in the forest, it was a really good temperature. Until we got to the path where there was no trees, and then I thought I was going to die of heat stroke.
We ran on the path that we usually run on, but this time we crossed Touhy. We ran for a while on a path that we could hear the street from. Then the trees stopped, and we were running right next to the street. In the sun. There was no shade at all, until we got to this little cement part with a fence and a few trees. A bit after that, we turned around. Back into the sun. I seriously thought that all I was going to end up as was a melted puddle of Maura on the sidewalk. I did have a great time, but for a bit at the end I thought I might die. I don't know if you know what I mean, but after running for a long time and then stopping, it feels like all of the heat goes to my face, and I need to pour water over my head. I kept telling myself that the water was close, and that once I got there I could drink it. My goal with this was to make myself hurry up and get to the water faster, but all it ended up doing was making me thirsty and tired and blegh. I was disappointed to find my water lukewarm from being in the sun. Not what I'd been hoping for when I filled it with ice this morning, but... oh well. Better than nothing. Way better than nothing. After making it to my water, I was not so much hot or tired as hungry. Really hungry.
After cross country, I went to Einstein's and had a bagel. Yum.
I'm glad we ran the three miles, and I hope we're all up to it tomorrow, too!