Happy Summer Solstice!!

I guess technically it started yesterday, and depending on who you ask, either yesterday or today is the officially first day of summer! But when the first day of summer is really doesn’t matter to me. What does matter, however, is that yesterday and today were the longest day’s of the year! Which basically just means that on those two days we get the most hours of daylight compared to another day of the year. And after that, we get a just a little bit less daylight everyday!

Grant it, that doesn’t mean it’s going to start cooling off outside. Here in the Midwest we still haven’t made it to the hottest days of the year. Those don’t usually come until July and August. But a just a tiny bit less daylight everyday just makes that just a little more bearable, if you ask me. Plus now we’re just that much closer to Fall!! Haha can you tell I’m very much ready for summer to be over? πŸ˜‰

Anyway, almost every single day of this month, I’ve regretted participating in challengeville’s Tinman challenge. I’m running more than I’ve ever run in the summer and I hate it haha. But at the same time I’m really glad that I’m doing it! I’ve run more than I’ve ever run in the summer (I know I already said that, but it needed said again πŸ˜‰ ) and it’s really keeping me motivated to push through the discomfort of being hot and sweaty and tired. It’s also taught me that I’m capable of a lot more than I thought I was, and that’s a great lesson to learn! I’m just kinda learning it the hard way haha.

So I’ve kinda stopped following the daily running guide that accompanies this challenge. It wasn’t exactly working for me, so I started kinda doing my own thing and that’s been working a lot better for me. πŸ™‚

This morning I did 6 miles. Not gonna lie, I had set out to do 7 (which was a mile more than any of the runs on the daily running guide). But I was hot, sweaty/salty, tired, and very close to home by mile 6, so that’s where I stopped. I’m not too upset about that though, 6 miles is still no joke! Especially when it’s 71 degrees and 82% humidity outside…

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Now that my run is done and I’m showered and have eaten a snack, I need to stretch, water the garden, take care of the rabbits, walk the dogs, clean the house, and once all that is done maybe take a nice little nap? Haha sounds like a good plan to me anyway!

I hope you have a happy hump and a great first (or second) day of summer! πŸ™‚

~Ashley

 

 

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