Heat and humidity got you down? drink, drink, drink. What's your best tip for hot weather running?
And we're at the mid point of the month. How did it get to be the 15th already?
I'm currently into the flavored sparkling water phase. I am pretty much against paying money for water (and yes I know I pay for what comes out of the tap) but I picked up a 12 of sparkling grapefruit and it was pretty darn good. So I went back to the store for another grapefruit and branched out into lemon as well. It sure tastes good after a hard workout.
and to answer my question I like to roll up ice cubes in a bandana and tie it around my neck for a really hot run. seems to help. This mornng is pretty nice - high 60's and I am anxious to get out for a run. Waiting for Amy to get up and comfort Misha in my absence.
Have a good thirsty Thursday. drink, drink, drink.
We get the Kroger brand cans of sparkling water. 12 packs are very cheap compared to the fancy brands. Lemon, lime, lemon-lime, cranberry-lime, coconut, and grapefruit are just some of the choices. I like them because they aren't sweet. Just two ingredients, carbonated water and natural flavors.
2017-06-15 8:23 AM
I saw the Kroger brand in today's flyer. Same price as at Aldi. With Aldi though you never know what they're going to have in stock....
that's a great idea. off to go purchase some flavored water. sounds yummy.
have you considered the chilly towel? I have but have not purchased one.
I have used the ice in a bandana on hot runs and it does help, at least for a couple of miles. During a couple of very hot ultras I have grabbed ice at an aid station.
At one time I drank flavored water a lot, but haven't had it in a long time. Sparkling water sounds like a nice treat.
Best tip is to run early in the day. During our Houston time I would try to finish before the sun rise.
Dick's Sporting Goods have been pushing cooling towels. Being a slave to advertising I may get one and try it.
An example: https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/mission-enduracool-instant-cooling-towel-ss14msnendrcltwlblk/ss14msnendrcltwlblk
I was going to run this morning but I was procrastinating when I heard thunder, looked out the window, and it was pouring. I checked the weather and it looked like it would clear up fast, but I switched gears anyway and went to the gym to workout. Clear and sunny now, but I have no regrets about skipping the run.
2017-06-15 8:25 AM
looks interesting. I wonder if it works?
haha. I just talked about that. I am going to look into one.
2017-06-15 8:28 AM
my goodness what a brave and quick thinking girl!
holy moly!!! girl got skills!!
This is the summer of me leaving my children for longer periods of time by themselves.
It's going okay for me.
They however do not care.
10.24 miles at the park. Out for 2.5 hours. Children fine.
Farmer's market today.
QOTD: I run short distance slowly(sometimes walking) during the hottest part of the day. I take water and drink gatorade. To get used to the heat.
Nice run. I remember when we started leaving our two kids alone for short periods. My kids never missed us.
they never think anything will happen while I think of all the things that can happen.
I had a good friend tell me after they turn 11 they can be alone all the time. I said "do you know my kids?" No, no, no. all day at 11 yrs old?
If I remember correctly they were 13 and 10 when I felt comfortable being gone 4 hours at a time. They had to call me every 2 hours though. (still had a land line, I was making sure they were home
okay. I've got 14 (15 in sept) 11 (12 in JUly) I know I"m late to the party but we are in a new area. I needed to get to know it better.
2017-06-15 11:39 AM
and I live in a tiny town with neighbors on all sides home all day. big difference.
2017-06-15 12:02 PM
I am doing the same thing this summer with the kids. I'm on week 3 of leaving them so I can swim. The max time so far is 1.5 hours. Unfortunately we still need a body here when I need longer stuff and since J backed out of a deal we made (the deal was made BEFORE we started leaving them alone) I now have to deal with my MIL twice this summer that I wasn't anticipating. Since I'm holding a grudge about this, I am going against his wishes that I do only 1 away trip and am going to be going away overnight for a race in AC. Ugh.
Whoa it is hot and humid!
3.5 PW miles done and then I did some yard work. Playing bunco with the old folks at 2:30.
Don't stay thirsty my friends -- hydrate!
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