Tuesday with treadmills and turtles

Yesterday MacGyver came home from work and I was outside feeding all the critters. He thinks that’s all I do all day because for some reason whenever he comes home, that’s usually what I’m doing, feeding one thing or another.

We actually had a softshell turtle that swam up to the shore to eat with the other slider turtles. Florida softshell turtles are really odd-looking with extremely long necks and pointy faces. I was able to get a picture though it’s not the best quality, big surprise, I know.

soft shell turtleThis is actually a better picture from wiki:

Fl Softshell turtle
I also got a picture of the mourning doves. Since they only stay in the nest for around 2-3 weeks I’ve been trying to get as many pictures as possible. We estimate they are 6-7 days old now. Here’s what they looked like yesterday.

baby dove
It’s really hard not to watch those little boogers all day long.

I’m not sure about the rest of the world but it’s already hot as hell in Florida. We’re going to hit temps in the low 90’s this week and the humidity is pretty high already too. Yesterday’s run was really hard for me and I only got 4 miles in because it felt so stifling. That’s why this morning I ran on my treadmill.

My body doesn’t perform as well in the summer months and the heat is really hard on me so I do a lot of my running in the summer on the treadmill. MacGyver set up an industrial fan which blows harder than a cat1 hurricane, which is almost cool enough.  I highly recommend it.

Also, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it or not but my Brooks PureFlows and I have had a break up. I’ve worn the PureFlow’s for a few years now and I truly loved them but they no longer feel right when I’m running in them.

For the past month I’ve been running in my Mizuno Wave Riders and they feel much better. I’m not sure exactly what to attribute this to except that I’ve been doing a lot of strength training and working on my posture so maybe that’s why.  I can say with certainty that I can no longer wear the PureFlow’s because when I do, I get hip pain, so the break up is real.

And lastly, if you’re looking for a good variation on planks, check out this video. This plank not only makes you stronger but leaner as well.  And I don’t know if it’s just me but it’s so much more fun than the traditional boring plank.

What running shoes are you currently using?
Do you have a hard time running in the heat of the summer?
In the summer do you prefer running outside or on the treadmill?

2 thoughts on “Tuesday with treadmills and turtles

  1. That’s…not really a plank LOL Plank kinda implies static. It’s like a mountain climber. I know you didn’t name it. I might try those. But like burpees, it’s the low head I dislike. It feels breathing is awkward…course that may just be due to not in good enough shape?
    I don’t think it’s gotten quite as hot here yet? I often go running at noon on the weekends. But it gets harder as I get older.
    I’m wearing Brooks Defyance. the PureFlows stopped fitting me. I don’t know if I can find Mizunos in 6.

    • Mizuno’s definitely come in 6. I actually got my sister a pair a few years ago and she wears a 6. I haven’t tried the Defyance but I was really bummed about the PureFlows. For now I guess I’ll stick with what works….

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