Warm Running

This morning, headed out the door at 8:30.  Ran 2 miles to the gym, did another 2 miles on a treadmill there (trying to cool down a bit).  Then finished last 2 going back home.  It was pretty warm on the way back home.  Last year I drank Coconut Water while running in the heat to help with hydration.  photo (1)We were having record heat wave/drought at the time.  This was last August in Overland Park at 8 in the morning.

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This is a picture of me  after one of those hot runs last year – red faced runner.

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This year the temps have been cooler and I’m training for a half  not a full marathon this time.

So this mornings heat kind of took me by surprise.  After I finished, I continued drinking water (with ice pack on my head) but also grabbed some salt and ate a peach too (while sweating profusely).

But now I needed to get ready for Mass.  What a mess.  The warm shower didn’t help nor the hot air coming out of the hair dryer.  My hair never dried due to constant perspiration.  Then powder makeup became a clay mask on my wet face.

Our drive to church was like being in a wind tunnel because I had to have the air on full blast (freezing Jim out).

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During the homily, our Pastor shared that the air conditioning wasn’t working on the other side of the Church.  So glad we didn’t sit over there.

It’s been 3 1/2 hours since I finished running and still warm.  Drinking plenty of fluids though so I will be fine.

Don’t let heat sneak up on you…it’s not nice.

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