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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back to the Heat and a Messy Baby

Since getting home last week, I have been on a few short runs, and I can't believe how tough it has been to re-climatize to the heat and humidity. I was spoiled by the moderate temps in MN, and to return to the extreme heat has been a bit of a shocker.

Yesterday morning, I took Norah for the first Bob run in more than 3 weeks, and it was awful. Just awful. For one thing, I shouldn't have gone out so late in the morning (it was 8 am before we got out there), and I didn't check the temp before we left, but when we got back, I wasn't surprised to see that it was 86 with a "feels like" temp of 95 (71% humidity; 75 dewpoint -- it's like the threshold of hell here). I was a river of sweat and even poor little Norah was a bit sweaty from sitting in the stroller. She didn't complain, but I felt bad about having her out in that heat. I may have to either do very early mornings for awhile or evenings because I think our previous 7:30/8 am runs are just too hot this time of year. We'll see.

But, on a completely unrelated note, I just have to post these messy baby pics (sorry for the redundancy for those who may have already seen these on FB).

Here's Norah enjoying her spaghetti: And here she is doing some finger painting (I learned my lesson from the spaghetti mess and stripped her before we started our "art"): I'm not sure about her posturing here. Is she pretending that's war paint?

22 comments:

Jamoosh said...

You can probably sell the art on ebay!

Lily on the Road said...

too cute! friends of mine just let their little one go buff for messy meals like "sgetti" and birthday cakes!!!

X-Country2 said...

So do you just hose them down outside after they get messy like that?

Katie A. said...

Adorable!
And we're at the point now too, where if you aren't out early you will die in the heat! Good luck girlie!

abbi said...

Hello - I've been reading your blog for awhile now but first time commenting! The spaghetti picture is adorable!

kelsalynn said...

Tee hee--- I will gladly view the pics twice (since I saw them on FB)!

Sorry about the heat and the crappy run. I've been taking my furbaby for a bike ride (she runs next to me) at 5:30! Yup, that's hella early but it's too hot here otherwise. Good luck getting up a bit early to beat the heat!

Marlene said...

It has to be tough dealing with the heat again. I don't know how you do it!!

Love the messy kid pics!

Monica said...

Thank you! {wink}

Heather Forcey said...

I just can't begin to imagine a "feels like" temperature at 8 a.m. That is hot. Love the spaghetti and art pics! So cute!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Ugh! Coming back to the humidity is tough. I don't think there is an early enough hour to beat it right now!

Firefly's Running said...

So cute!

It's hard to deal with the humidity. I am still trying to get used to it myself. It sucks!

Wes said...

Maybe its time to fit the BOB with a battery powered fan! That l'il girl needs to ride in style :-)

Agate Lake Girl said...

I'm surprised she didn't have the spagetti in her hair - it always seems to end up there! Very cute pics.

P.S. Rylee asks Jon about her friends Miller and Norah almost every night on the phone. She's going though withdrawl. :)

N.D. said...

she is sooo cute. Haha. Love that first picture! I hear you - I can't run in the heat/humidity. Especially w/ stroller!

Jess said...

Haha Norah is too cute and it looks like she loves getting in to everything!

It's way too hot to run at 8 up in the DC area now too. I'm liking my 5 a.m. runs. The humidity is awful, but at least there's no sun.

Aka Alice said...

Love the baby-ghetti pix. Priceless.

I have an awesome picture of Turbo sucking on a prime rib bone...LOL...

Viv said...

LMAO! My 7 year old looks the same way when eating getti and yea I get him naked at the table too may happen through puberty.

Welcome back Jess to the heat! Glad you and the family had a wonderful trip. Loved the running trail pics but the one of Norah and Scooter takes em all!

lee@In My Tummy said...

Very cute. She looks like she's having a grand ol' time.

I think our high temp today was 95. Ugh.

Lisa said...

A new artist is discovered!

ajh said...

Love the spaghetti face smile.

MCM Mama said...

Adorable! I love messy baby pics. One of my favorite pics of Jones is him in just a diaper and a whole lot of avocado. ;o)

Carly said...

Love the photos! She is getting so big!

We are planning our annual trip and I am worried about training that humidity.