Summer Running Recap

I was pretty quiet through the summer – at least, on here I was, but out there I was pounding the pavement as often as possible, making sure I kept up my runs, sweaty and difficult as they may be.

It’s not easy running through the summer in the desert where temperatures are constantly above 40Β ΒΊC, and humidity rising to 100% (yes – that happened last weekend!), but I do enjoy getting out there and continuing to run.

The runs become less frequent, shorter and slower, with many walk breaks, but they never stop…

So, with the temperatures now starting to drop ever-so-slightly, I thought I’d share a recap of my summer runs as I start preparing for the 2017/2018 running season – I’ve already registered for 2 races with a few more on the horizon!

June

June was the quietest month with only 37km’s run in total.

July

July was also fairly quiet with only 42.5 km’s, but 2 of those runs were on holiday in South Africa, and one of them on holiday in Mauritius!

August

August was a much better month as I started getting back into the swing of things, holiday mode off, and running regularly with running buddies – a total of 72.4 km’s run! πŸ™‚

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Week 34: Hot runs, new breakfast spots

Friday mornings have become one of my favourite times to run because it’s a run done with friends πŸ™‚ Sometimes its not much fun setting my alarm for 6am (earlier than I do for work during the week!), but once I’m able to drag my butt out of bed and have that run behind me, it all becomes worth it.

And when I can pair that run with breakfast afterwards – well, there’s not much that can beat that!

So, this past weekend, Ellie, Sara & I headed out for our regular Friday run. We headed down to the beach track which we love, and enjoyed a really comfortable 7km’s at a fabulous conversational pace the whole way. Great catch up times πŸ™‚

On the run we started talking about food – because, why else do we actually run so much?! πŸ˜‰ – and this led to us agreeing to go for breakfast after the run. Ellie suggested a place just a few minutes from the beach, which was a perfect something new for the week πŸ™‚

H.E.A.T – healthy eats and treats. A menu full of super healthy food, from breakfast items to steaks, burgers, smoothies and treats. And all super yummy and not so harsh on the wallet.