This summer, I've been using the treadmill at the campus gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays after my classes. But, lately, I have just not been feelin' the 'mill. And today, when I got done with class at 2 pm, I thought, "Hmmm, it's not that hot out is it?" So, I decided to skip the treadmill in favor of heading home and doing my run at home. Turns out, though, it was that hot out.
I figured I'd just stay close to home and cut the run short if I felt like I was gonna burst into flames. Sure enough, after 3 miles, I was running back home to seek the comfort of the A/C.
Back inside and just look at that sweat glisten! Yeah, I'm bringing sexy back...
I gave myself about 10 minutes to cool off and de-sweatify. I drank a glass of water (I'd also drunk about 16 oz pre-run and about 6 oz during those 3 miles, so I needed a potty break too) and then I decided I couldn't let the day pass without getting all of my intended miles done.
So, I got my visor and sunglasses back on, refilled my water so it was cold, and prepped to head back out into Hades.
2 miles later, I was back at home and glad to be done with that! Even my sunglasses seem to be wilting!
I had purposely not checked the weather before heading out for either run because I knew it would probably deter me, or at least make me second guess my dubious choice, but afterward, I checked and discovered that the temp was 97 degrees. Uff-da!
Normally, I would never run an afternoon 5 miler in this heat, but I'm pleased I got it done and didn't let myself stop at that initial 3 miler. And, afterward, a cool shower and tall glass of iced lemonade never felt nor tasted SO good!