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Summer running...happened so fast!

We are in the thick of summer humidity here in NOVA. My least favorite time of year to train for any races (Hence the reason I chose a March marathon last year, so I could train in the winter.)  More than the heat, the humidity just exhausts me.  It saps my energy like nothing else! (It is also the reason I am not doing another race until October.) And, as I was discussing with my friend on our soupy run this morning, just when I feel like I may be acclimated to the heat, it will be turning into fall here. (Fall is my favorite!) Regardless of the heat, I have still been running about 3 times a week (in addition to indoor cross-training and yoga) and trying to get in at least one "longer" run per week.  This week it was an 8 miler with my running group.  We did a "tour" of all the monuments and took photos along the way.  It is by far my favorite way to see the monuments. This is our second year and second attempt at getting a good shot of us all jumping together!  
Here is last years shot in front of the White House...
And this years' pic at the foot of the Washington Monument... 
We actually snagged a professional photograper who looked to be photographing a couple for their engagement photos. So it only took as a few tries to get this one right!
Some more highlights from our "Monumental" run...

In addition to running the monuments with these wonderful ladies, I ran today with some friends that are slightly faster than my normal pace, especially in this heat.  This is a good thing because it pushed me to do a tempo run (running slightly above my comfort zone) for 4 miles today!


God Bless America!  
Happy Independence Day!!



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