Friends, I have some very sad news. Me and Matt’s first sprint triathlon next weekend was cancelled :(
Sigh. As you can imagine, we’re both really bummed. Not only was this our very first triathlon, but we had been training for it for awhile now with brick workouts, etc. Matt’s parent’s are coming into town next weekend and were going to cheer us on, too :( I have no idea why they cancelled it — but looking at the page they apparently didn’t have many people sign up, so I guess that’s why. Sadface. Our weekends in the coming months have already filled up for the most part, but we’re hoping that we can find another one to do at some point before it gets cold. I’ll keep you guys updated, of course!
In happier news, we’ve had a seriously beautiful weekend here in NC weather-wise! It’s been brutally hot the past couple weeks, but on Thursday I woke up to a beautiful, cool, almost fall-like morning. It’s stayed nice all weekend!
I’ve spent most of the weekend running, swimming, and hanging out with friends outdoors :) Yesterday, I headed out to the Tobacco Trail to take advantage of the cooler weather for a morning run!
I was supposed to run with a few of the girls, but they bailed, so I was on my own. I completely forgot to wear my Garmin watch (the horror!), so I improvised and used my cell phone alarm to time myself, instead! I stuck it into my CamelBak and set the alarm for 30 minutes later — when I heard the alarm, I’d know it was time to turn around.
My run ended up turning into more of a walk/run due to some stomach issues, but it still felt nice to be outdoors :) I’m never really all that into running in the summer — the heat just destroys me! Pretty much all of my runs lately have turned into half walks, but no worries. When fall brings us cooler weather, I’ll be all over the running again — but for now, I’m sticking to super short runs and enjoying kickboxing, yoga, walking, biking, and swimming instead :)
After my run, I met my friend Libby for brunch at one of my favorites — Foster’s Market in Durham!
I had the breakfast biscuit topped with two scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese, plus a side of bacon, obvi.
And some fruit!
SO delicious. I never get anything else when I go to Foster’s for brunch because this is just so good!
Although Libby’s meal looked amazing — she had the omelette special of the day, which was topped with pesto and stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese. YUM!
The rest of yesterday afternoon was spent relaxing at the UNC pool with my friend Jill. For 3 hours, we gossiped, got some sunshine, and swam laps. Perfection.
The fun continued last night with a grad school friend’s BBQ followed by outdoor drinks in Carrboro. I love that we were able to be outside this weekend without drowning in puddles of our own sweat!
I’m off to enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday — and to study a bit since we have our final exam tomorrow morning for our summer class. Boo! Have a good one :)
Are you a hot weather runner or a cold weather runner? I love warm weather for most other fitness activities, but I’d rather run in a snowstorm than in 90 degree heat and humidity, any day!