Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Running in heat

This morning I walked out the door for my run, and was immediately hit by the sweltering heat. So I spend the first mile talking myself into continuing instead of giving up.

But once I'd managed to get myself two miles away from home, I was in the clear, because I had to get back home, and I might as well do that while running.

When I finally got home I collapsed on the couch, sweat pouring off me, and gulped down two big glasses of water.

Maybe next time I'll take my five children with me, so they can cheer me on and hand me paper cups of water which I can then drink and pour all over me. I can hear them now: 'Mommy you're spilling all the water!'

No doubt they'll immediately pick up the habit and throw their juice all over themselves when we're at home, thereby supplying me with new motivation to go for another run to get away from it all.

I love it when everything comes together


Elizabeth said...

I know exactly what you mean.....it is so hot and muggy here. It is AWFUL. Then again, I will probably complain of how cold I am in January...but I would rather be cold than hot any day!!!

Suzie Petunia said...

I am such a fair-weather-runner! And when I say "fair weather" I mean I'll run in sunshine, rain, cold, or snow... but NOT THE HEAT! I ran cross country and track my senior year of high school in Houston, Texas, and looking back, I have no idea how I endured it!

JP said...

I'd much rather get up at 5am than run in the heat. I think I'm allergic. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't stand anything over 84 degrees for more than 4 miles. That's a two Camelbak run, mind you, and super slow. I have to get up early to make distance. It took me ten days to get used to the heat. I'm SO looking foward to nice, cool November!