So, I don’t want to sound like a negative Nancy. I would typically consider myself a bit of a bad ass. I mean, I’m no Kacy Catanzaro but I’m no sloth either. Lately however, I just cannot handle the summer heat, in fact, I pretty much hate it.
It makes me tired, it makes me slow, and it makes me cranky.
This morning I woke up ready to run, I really did, but then I sat down for a few minutes and well….
You get the picture.
No matter what I did, I just found it hard to wake up and believe it or not, I went to bed early.
Somehow, I managed to pull myself together. I knew there was no way I could run more than a few miles this morning but I had a good reason.
I am having some blood test later this morning and I can’t eat or drink anything beforehand so therefore, I can’t really run too far since I wont be able to rehydrate.
Now I know you’re wondering why I didn’t just take the day off and the answer is simple.
Anyway, because running when you can’t drink anything is not stupid enough, I decided to run outside instead of on the treadmill. Why not run in 85 degree heat with 100% humidity? Pshhhhh, I got this.
And I felt pretty good for the first few minutes too….
But then my body started to get hotter and hotter and I started feeling more like a sloth.
So I took a few walking breaks and turned that 3 mile run into a run, walk, run, walk, run, crawl, jog, limp, walk….
I rounded the last corner and my Garmin made that sweet heavenly sound. Beep beep! 3 miles, 32:18.
Hallelujah! It’s freakin over. I’m done!
And there’s a reason you shouldn’t run when you can’t rehydrate. In case you’re wondering it looks like this.
And in case you think that I feel bad ass because I got those 3 miles in, or that I feel like I’ve accomplished something because I got off my lazy butt and got some exercise, I don’t.
And if there is any doubt in your mind as to how I feel about running in the summer when its balls hot outside, this should clear it up for you.
God Bless it, I hate summer.
What’s the temperature where you are today?