How exciting that’s it’s already the weekend again!
Thursday I worked from home and managed to get in 4 miles around lunchtime. It was hot and humid but I survived.
RANDOM: The other night there was a thunderstorm just before sunset that left this beautiful rainbow.
Yesterday I ran another 3 miles. It was still hot but less humid. I’m feeling so slow with my running but happy nonetheless. I love runs that are only 35-45 minutes. Just enough to sweat out the small stuff but not too much that I have no time for other things.
Duncan hates the heat and humidity. He prefers to chill out inside where the air conditioning is…
And to help keep him cool (and spot ticks easier) he got a haircut yesterday. So handsome!
Today I’m headed to a first birthday party. Tomorrow I have the day all to myself with nothing on the agenda which is such a rare thing these days. I’m giddy! I can’t wait to sleep in and take the day as it comes.
Warm weather running requires a few adjustments to make it through without melting. These are the things that I do to cope:
1. Protect the peepers: I always wear sunglasses to keep the sun (and little bugs like gnats and mosquitos) out of my eyes.
2. Wear a visor or light hat: I sweat a TON and the visor or hat help keep the sweat from getting in my eyes. It also helps keep the sun out of my face which is super important because I’m petrified of the damage the sun does to my face.
3. Wear sunscreen: This is a no-brainer. I wear SPF 60 on my face 365 days a year but once the warmer weather is here and my arms and neck are exposed i slather on the stuff.
4. Wear light, loose, sweat wicking running gear: While I am not a fan of wearing shorts I’ve discovered that compression shorts (alone or with a running skirt over top) plus my new Lululemon shorts make a huge difference at keeping me cooler than my capri or leggings. Just think about how the backs of your knees sweat. Isn’t it nice to let them be free? =)
5. Hydrate! I bought these nifty ice cube trays that make long sticks that fit into a water bottle and carry my amphipod with cold water. I also tend to run routes where I know there will be water fountains. And in the city I’ll take cash with me to stop into a deli to buy water if I need.
6. Slow down: I run a whole lot slower on a hot humid day and take frequent walk breaks when I need as well. If I need to do a speed or tempo workout I’ll hit the treadmill at the gym.
What are your warm weather running tips? Or do you live in Antarctica?