declaring my independence with a bang

With dew points rivaling that of Thailand (for real), I laced up my mizuno's for a little 5 mile race through northeast MSP this morning. I was supposed to run the relay portion of the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon with Robert but due to the predicted weather conditions, race organizers shortened the entire thing to five miles. 

Two words: Good Great call.

Not a fan of fast running or hot weather, I didn't have a goal time for this race. I thought I'd hover around 7:30's but when I started to get chills at mile 2, I figured I'd better slow up. 

I finished around 38:30, which translates to a 7:43 pace, but with the heat it felt a ton faster. I immediately shoved ice down my sports bra and grabbed water at the finish while waiting for Robert to finish. He finished a few minutes later looking every bit as miserable as I felt.

We were literally soaked with sweat. From a 5 mile run that started at 6:30 a.m. Obviously this needed to be documented. 

Minnesota's summer equivalent to the Snow Angel

wait for it...
...the Sweat Angel. 

Robert was sweatier than me...

... resulting in a more complete figure
Here's a picture to document my awkward farmer's tan and how shoving ice in your sports bra will make your body think it's cold and adjust accordingly.

hooray for popsicles

And of course, the dreaded dreadlock. I might just leave it.

Have a safe and happy 4th!


  1. Good job on the run yesterday! It was fun to see you and Robert for a bit. :)

  2. You guys make such a cute couple!!


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