Saturday the little one and I went to our local farmers market. She goes for the rock guy (he sells polished rocks for .25) and the face painter. We usually by a little produce and flowers. I wish we had farmers markets like other states where the produce is an amazing deal, but we don't.
Later in the afternoon we took our dogs on a small hike down to the lake. It is .43 miles down to the lake if you take the straight path. We decided to try a few other paths and clocked approximately 1.25 miles to the lake and back. That was enough distance to wear out my 4lb and 12lb dogs. The short walk made everyone hungry, we headed to lunch. I was eating lunch I told Sean to drop me off at a local trail as I wanted to see where it went. I knew I was about 3 miles from home, so after I explored the trail I would just walk home. The trail was short and uphill, but it was paved and shaded. Most of the trail had these great rock walls as the short switch back went from the lake to the freeway. Once I reached the freeway I turned around and headed for home.
I had 24 ounces of ice water at the start of my walk, by mile 3 I was down to just under 8 ounces and the ice had melted. While I had water and the right clothing on I was not prepared to be walking in the heat with very little shade for most of the walk. Bad planning on my part. I was thankful when I made it home. Total mileage yesterday just over 6 miles.
This morning I woke up at 6:30AM, I argued with myself about getting out of bed. My training plan called for 5 miles and today it is supposed to be warm out. I finally got up and out the door by 6:50. I took my Nathan Handheld as I woke up feeling dehydrated. I love walking around my town early in the morning. Its peaceful and really the only people who are out are bikers and runners. I did a 5 mile loop and returned home a sweaty mess. Even though it was cooler out it was already stating to get humid. I am thankful I got my workout done early, now I can enjoy the day instead of worrying about when I am going to fit it in.
How has your weekend been treating you? Do you go to Farmers Markets?