|Temps before and after my run.|
My goal was just to get in the miles and take it slow...which is my goal for the whole summer.
I went a hillier route, but it's quieter and along the river. There is a giant hill that I hate. I hate to run up it, I hate to bike up it, and I really hate to walk up it, because then that means it defeated me!
This is half way up the hill. I totally paused to take this picture! The billboard at the very top is for McDonald's ice cream. I cannot tell you how gross that sounded when I came huffing up to the top!
I walked a lot and I took extra breaks at the traffic lights. I just couldn't slow down. It's like my body was rebelling and trying to run as fast as possible to get the run over with!
With only over a mile left, I saw my friend Robin waiting at the bus stop. I stopped to talk to her for about 5 minutes until her bus came. She thought I was sunburnt, because I was so red. I laughed and told her I had sunscreen on. My face was red because I was so hot!
I managed the rest of the run home. As soon as I got in the house, it started raining! It really didn't look that dark out, but what do I know? I have a degree in math not meteorology.
I was really surprised that the humidity was only at 62%, according to my Garmin. I think it's a liar.
Despite all of my whining, I am having a much easier time adapting to the heat this year than last year. Last summer, I was doing around 14 minute miles, because I was so overheated!
Is it humid by you? How do you handle the heat and humidity of summer?