So I took advantage of the beautiful weather last Friday and took the day off from work. My goal was to get a nice long training walk in before the busy weekend hit. After lathering up in sunscreen, I set out for a 13 mile walk. The weather was perfect - sunny, but not too hot with a little breeze here and there. I finished it up in 4 1/2 hours with 3 stops along the way for pit and hydration stops - 3 hours 55 minutes of walking.
The next morning though, I learned my lesson. Even when you think you have slathered the sunscreen, do it again and hit every open exposed ounce of skin. I missed a spot on one shoulder and forgot about putting sunscreen on the back of my legs - my calves from the back of my knees to my ankles were a shade of pink that does not belong on a body.
With the walk being in July, I will make sure that the sunscreen is the first thing packed in my bag! Lesson Learned!!
by Michele Jokl on Tue, May 17, 2011 @ 8:30 PM CT