How do the Kenyans do it?
Today in Vermont it reached ridiculous temperatures. Anything over 60 degrees,in my opinion, is too hot. So imagine how much I enjoyed the 92 degree weather we had today. Imagine how much I am going to love tomorrows weather with projected temps of 94.
I started to sweat walking from my car back into my office building. Disgusting. Seriously, it does not ever need to be over 80, ever.
I trudged through the hotter than hades temps to get to the gym. I changed and was looking forward to the coolness of the cardio room to get in some miles before pump. I ran 1 mile. one. It was so hot in the cardio room that I could not go any further than 1 mile. I seriously had to talk myself into completing that mile too. After .23 miles I wanted to stop. At .44 miles I had sweat dripping into my eyes and it was burning. At .58 I thought I would die if I kept going. Then at .72 I thought maybe I wouldn’t die and I might actually make it to a mile. Once I hit the one mile mark I thanked the lord that i survived that hellish run and hopped off to go sit in front of a fan in the Body Pump classroom. Don’t worry, I disguised it by “stretching”.
I am going to attempt to get up early tomorrow so that I can get in a decent run at a decent temperature. However, I just checked the hourly, at 5am it is already supposed to be 73 degrees. Seriously, Vermont? Who are you trying to be? If I wanted to melt I would move to Texas. I love(d) Vermont for the cool breeze and the reasonable temps in the summer and the lovely frigid temps in the winter. Cold weather makes me run faster. I like the cold weather. Hot weather is not normal and should not exist in Vermont. However, if I can manage this summer and not melt, maybe I will be more like the Kenyans and can run faster in the fall. Clearly the heat helps them…