This past Saturday two of my run groups met up for a merged run. White Rock Running Co-op & Thursday Night Social Run. Yes, the Thursday group was meeting on a Saturday. Don’t let it get to your head.
The official run started at 7 am, but some of us met at 6 am for some extra miles (and to beat the heat). I ended up with a few friends and we went at about an 8:15-8:30 pace in some very hawt and humid conditions for a pre-run 5 miles.
The course took us through some pretty swanky neighborhoods – even passing by the former houses of (supposedly) Tom Cruise, Fred Couples, Deion Sanders, & Troy Aikman. Them some big houses. I really don’t know what people do to get that much skrilla (besides the pro athletes), but I wish they’d share some with us!
Anyway, I was hurting after that first 5 miles. The heat was getting to me. But I headed out on the 2nd part of the run with the main group. A half mile in and I wish I was done. But I kept going. Made it to the water stop they had put out. And here’s what was key – they had popsicles too. I hadn’t had one in I don’t know how long, but I was struggling so much that I gobbled one down.
Holy cow, that made a difference. I don’t know if it was the coolness, or the sugars, or both, but I felt much better after that. Ended up going 9 total miles.
I’ve seen our buddy Helly preach the good word about these frozen treats, and now I know why!
Afterwards was probably the best part – brunch! They had the entire patio reserved for us. I made a 6 second Vine video…
So there you go, another successful Saturday morning. And I guess the popsicles in the freezer won’t just be for the rug rats anymore.
How bout you? Any group runs lately? Any post running brunches? Did you know of the power of the Popsicle?