I think I was awake before my alarm went off, which meant before the sunrise too (but this is nothing short of normal.) I love early morning workouts in the summer! There's always a slim chance to beat the heat and these next few days are going to be H*O*T so I need/want to catch a break where I can. I made my way out to the local HS track and ran 1/4 mile repeats as the sun started to rise upon my shoulders (and that nasty cottonweed started to creep its way through the air.) It felt great to hit a sub 7 minute mile, albeit for short periods of time. It made me remember that feeling of my legs actually working.
I had a long day at work as the rising temperature + a high pollen count started to take a toll on my lungs. I know I am not the only one suffering this summer, but MAN, did I throw myself a one-woman-pity-party. I made an appointment (although it's a month out) to see the #1 asthma and allergy specialist in Denver. Perhaps he can shed some light that the other 20-some doctors I have seen haven't been able to. Of course, I will continue to pursue alternative methods in hopes that I won't have to increase the amount of modern medicine I already consume.
After work, I just couldn't bear the thought of subjecting my body to the elements and threw my bike on the trainer for 20 miles. I know it's NOT the same as riding outside but it's nice to be able to breathe AND train at the same time. I was supposed to ride 30 but for the sake of time, cut the workout short. I plan on getting up early again tomorrow to finish the remaining 10 miles and possibly go for a 4 mile run. Guess we'll see what happens... or I might say 'screw it' and sleep in... now there's a thought!