My goal of being well dressed is on standby for a while. I am so severely sunburnt that dressing at the moment revolves around what is going to annoy my skin the least.
Like hangovers, sunburn is really something that doesn’t deserve much sympathy, being all self-inflicted and all. So, so stupid.
I wasn’t even in the sun that long. We stayed at Bells Beach Thursday night and, on Friday, popped down to the beach for a little while before heading to Lorne for the Mountain to Surf.
I’d put copious amounts of sunscreen on but totally didn’t think about my legs. Normally I never get my legs in the sun – they stay well covered. But I was wearing shorts and my poor virgin untanned thigh meat got sun exposure.
OMG it’s burnt. Then we got to Lorne and I thought about NOT running but got shamed into doing it.
Possible reasons I ran so crap:
- tough course (but I’ve run better times on the same course)
- hot weather conditions (but I’ve ran the same course in hotter weather)
- sunburn (check)
- totally unfit (check)
- slow coach walkers walking next to their mates on narrow bush tracks (check)
I’d say I was between 70-80 minutes for 8 km!!!! ZONKS!!! Every other time I’ve been under an hour.
My plan, going forward (as they say in business circles), is to run more outside. Ditch the treadmill. Also eat less.