Reddest face ever, and I don't mean sunburn!

Didn't have time to run this morning so thought I'd have an extra rest day and run tomorrow instead. Then about 4.30pm I thought the day had cooled down a bit and there was a nice breeze so decided I'd go for a run after all.

It was quite hard work, the wind was warm and stronger than I expected and I had the sun in my eyes half the time but

I managed to plod away for 5k. I walked for 5 min to warm down, got home, did my stretches and then looked in the mirror ... I have never seen my face look so red! Having always been a reluctant participator in sport I've obviously never exerted myself so much!

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  • Haha, I ALWAYS end up looking like that! I'm sure the poor dog walkers at my local park think they should call me an ambulance. The funny thing is I seem to stay that red for a good hour after I've driven home, showered etc!! ūüĎĻ

  • Me too, Val! Even when I feel cooler and completely recovered, it takes my face an absolute age to return to its normal colour! :D

  • Might be worth investing in a cap to keep that lovely sun out of your eyes.

    Great run!

  • Yep. I have had a cool shower but my face is still really hot. Think that's just what exercise does to me.

  • It happens to me too, can take a good hour to go down. I don't think it's anything to do with my fitness or lack of. It's something to do with your skin tones. I have a reddish tone in my hair, think it is more common in redheads or even slightly-red heads like me.

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