Bad Air or Cake?

So I think I need to add Carrot Cake to the list of foods I can't eat before a run. Or maybe it's the air quality. Apparently this was a moderate air quality day. This means "Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion." Hmm... does this mean an overweight asthmatic should refrain from running 5 miles? Surely not! Those warnings never are talking to me!

In my defense, I didn't check the air quality before I went running after work. I ran on the San Diego Creek Trail. It was overcast and the air didn't smell or feel thick. (Trust me, you can feel the air when it gets thick, at least I can. Maybe
it's the asthma. It's my spidee sense).

Views from the trail: It's Irvine!

I didn't really come close to my plan. It was 1 mile warm up (check), 3 miles at 10:26 (ppffttt), and 1 mile cool down (check). However I did get the miles in and t hat brings me closer to my 13.1, right? Also, I may add a flat 1/2 marathon 2 weeks before my target race. Right during peak week. I think I can do it. Also, I'm crazy.


Viv said...

Hmmm, over weight. I swear I thought this was skinny Yas's blog.
That trail looks amazing. I am so looking forward to running in Cali minus the smoke.

Yasmin said...

So am I, Viv. So am I. Have you signed up for Surf City yet?

I'm probably going to do the 5K and cheer you all in. I completely forgot the date and signed up for a 1/2 the weekend before.

AKA Alice said...

I think that when you can't see the buildings, that's a clue about the air quality...hmmmm...

I'm thinking about doing both Carlsbad and Surf City. Is that crazy?

Al's CL Reviews said...

I want to run on the trail!