Posted by: fitartist | August 6, 2009

Run swim run sweat

It’s scorchio again, yay! Yesterday I decided it might be good to get out of the house sharpish and make the most of it. Eventually Hector came round to the idea and we got out of the door: a hot and sticky run to the swimming pool. For a change the pool was cool, but this was a welcome refreshment and we soon got used to it. We did lots of splashing and jumping and Hector played with one of those big tube floats, saying it was a giant hose as he ‘sprayed’ everyone with ‘water’.

As it was such a gorgeous day we made a slight detour to the park on our way back home and had some fun in the sandpit and watched children playing in the paddling pool – if the sun stays around a bit longer, we will pop over there again, looks like fun. I’m not sure if it was the heat or that fact that the running buggy was loaded down with wet swimming kit, but I found it quite hard going today, puffing and panting up hills and sweating profusely all the way – I guzzled a litre of orange juice when we got back and still felt thirsty! There was a question in this month’s Runners World Magazine about running with a buggy and apparently you burn around 20% more calories depending on the weight of your child – great!

When we set off initially, I was a bit annoyed to see that my Garmin had no power, but it did manage to stay with me for the first half of the run, so I guess I should just double those results.

Time: 23.04

Distance: 2.19 miles

Average Pace: 10.31

Best Pace: 8.40

Calories: 148

(so, same again for the return journey)

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Responses

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely day x

  2. wow, you sound like super woman running around, swimming and still all that plus Hector, who sounds like a really nice kid…it’s a lovely name. I like your new masthead too- the blackberries aren’t ripe enough here yet. good post!

  3. Eva – we are lucky living here: so many great parks to explore šŸ™‚

    Eirefairy – Not really super woman, at least I don’t feel that super this morning after little sleep šŸ˜¦ Just been making blackberry jam with our latest pickings, will bake some bread to go with it…mmmmmm!


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