10 Things I've Learned From Running - The Summer Hot as Hell Edition:
1. Running in 100 degree weather is stupid. It's too hot and feels like death. But sometimes it's the only way to get in a run after you couldn't bring yourself to get up at the crack of dawn. You will live through it. And if running in the heat sucks enough, maybe that will inspire you to not hit snooze next time.
|The dashboard in my car trying to convince me not to run when I get home.|
|My Frogg Togg is a nice easy to spot yellowish green. One under each strap of my sports bra. Stylin and profilin.|
|Told you so.|
5. If you are a sweaty beast like me, you should get an iPod shuffle to run with. It's super light. It clips to your shirt eliminating the where to store it issue and isn't distracting while being stored. Clipped to your shirt also makes it a lot less likely to stop working as a result of the massive sweat coating your entire body. I can't believe I ever relied on my iPhone for music when I run. Shuffle for the win!
|Shuffle on, Frogg Toggs soaking in the sink. Preparing to face hell.|
7. Try not to get carried away on water breaks. It's easy to do. The water is so refreshing. Sometimes it's even nice and cool on a hot day! So you suck down a little more than you maybe should. Especially by the 2nd or 3rd water break. Feeling the water sloshing while you run is not a good thing. It's distracting. And if you have the running attention of a gnat like me, you should avoid creating extra distractions for yourself. I'm not saying you need to take a sip, swish and spit it out or something. I'm just saying, don't get crazy.
8. You should wear sun tan lotion. Especially on long runs when you know you'll be out there over an hour. Or you may end up with sports bra tan lines. Or in my red headed case, sports bran burn lines.
|Out of focus and yet I think we can all still see the trainwreck. Less visible to people at work than the raccoon style burn on my face thanks to sunglasses. But the sports bra definitely creates nice clean lines.|
|I didn't even know my shoulders had sweat glands.|
Previous Installments of Stuff I've Learned From Running:
10 Things I've Learned From Running