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Weather It’s Hot or Not

WeatherThe noon time sun has been brutal this week with temperatures falling well into the 90’s.  Factor in the heat index and it feels like 100+.

Having said that, you might think it’s acceptable to bail on my daily lunch runs. 


I can only cut myself so much slack when it comes to exercising.  And, I’ve already given myself a pass to avoid the dreadmill and gym when possible.  So, basically, my default option is the great outdoors.

If I also give myself a pass when weather conditions aren’t ‘ideal’, I’d be spending way more time than I’d like on my rump instead of breaking a sweat.  Not acceptable.

That leaves me pretty much operating like the U.S. Postal Service.  Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep me from sticking to my routine.

               I may be slower.

                        It may be less intense.

                                    I may cut down on the total time.

                                                     But, the job gets done.

                                                                     And, I’ll feel great about it.     

There you have it.  You can expect I’ll be out there the rest of the week armed with water, a ton of sunblock, and positive thoughts to power me through it.  And, if you wanted to send good vibes in support of a cool breeze on my route, I wouldn’t mind at all.  🙂

  1. July 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

    When it was like high 90s around me I still ran, although my family thought I was insane. Luckily like 1 or 2x I had a friend of mine- also insane- who was willing to workout in the heat with me. I feel you with not willing to not run simply because its hot.

  2. July 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    This post really inspired me. I have been using the heat as an excuse to not get my butt outside running. But you make excellent points!

    • July 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Glad it helped. I’ve definitely used excuses myself – sub in rain, snow, whatever. After making myself go out anyway, I’ve learned that I actually enjoy the weather changes..and I surprise myself with what I can handle. Good luck getting your runs in.

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