Yesterday, I post-poned my run until evening hoping for slightly cooler temps (it got up to 104 yesterday afternoon!). And the one thing I dislike about running in the evening is figuring out the timing of dinner. It's a dilemma: Either eat way early and feel as though you should be taking advantage of early bird specials, or eat way late. Neither is appealing timing, but generally, I go with the earlier option.
So, we had our early dinner and I went for a run around 7:30 pm. It was still an inferno out there, but the humidity was a bit more manageable, so I guess that's a point in favor of evening running. I did 3 miles in just under 30 minutes, but it was tough work eeking out 9:50 miles. The heat just zaps me!
Therefore, as I was getting ready for bed last night, I declared that I would get up at o'dark thirty this morning in order to beat the heat and get it done early in the day. Well, 5 am rolled around this morning and that plan went out the window since I opted for more sleep instead.
Not wanting to miss a run entirely today (we're going out for dinner tonight, so I don't think I would do it this evening), but not wanting to expose Norah to 95 degree temps at 8 am, I decided for some middle ground: A quick 2 miler on a path that is entirely shaded. The shade helped, but 95 degrees + pushing the stroller? That equals a sweaty, hot Jess!