Thursday, this running thing.

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….

sleeping baby

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.

need sleep

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.

tired

I’m Stupid.

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….

running 3 miles

I got this….I GOT THIS. It’s only 3 miles, 3 LITTLE MILES!

But then my body started to get hotter and hotter and I started feeling more like a sloth.

running in heat

Oh God, what was I thinking

So I took a few walking breaks and turned that 3 mile run into a run, walk, run, walk, run, crawl, jog, limp, walk….

running

Is it over yet? Please tell me it’s over….

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.

sweating like a pig

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.

running in heat

Fuck Running in this heat.

God Bless it, I hate summer.

What’s the temperature where you are today?

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