Never again…

Will I be running in the afternoons…At least not until summer is OVER.  I think it’s time to get my lazy hiney up earlier on Saturday mornings after my eventful afternoon yesterday.

My smart-self decided to go for a run at 3:45pm yesterday afternoon for my weekly Saturday 3 miler.  I got to around 2.5 miles when things started going down hill.  I could feel the heat radiating upwards from the concrete and it felt as though the sun was shining directly on me from above.  It was just hot all around.  At mile 2.55 I literally had to keep jogging back and forth along one block of a park because that was the only area where there was some slight shade from some trees and it was the only way I could keep going.  Finally at 2.8 I just had to stop.  It was WAYY too hot and I was not prepared for the heat at all.  I had no idea it was that hot out and I guess I didn’t have enough water in me.  I was sweating like crazy and so incredibly thirsty I ended up calling my mom to see if she was nearby and could bring me some water (momma to the rescue!).  Luckily I have the sweetest mom and she was close by at Wal-Mart and brought me a bottle of ice cold water.  I was planning on continuing on, even if it was just walking, after she brought me my water, but Idiceded against it in the end.  I was so hot I kept feeling chills up and down my back, so i just went home.

Lesson of the day yesterday…check the weather before going out.  I took this photo with my phone as I was driving yesterday evening.

99 degrees at 7:30pm.  Thats Texas for ya!  I don’t even want to think about how hot it was around 4pm.

Needless to say, this morning (and last night) involved plenty of hydration.

I decided to change things up a bit and go the more savory route this morning for breakfast.

Breakfast taco (egg white + pepper + swiss cheese) with a side of a pineapple ring stuffed with low fat cottage cheese. Good and simple.

I’m going to a BBQ tonight and want to bring something along, so I’ll be doing some sort of baking this afternoon. Favorite Sunday afternoon activity 🙂

Hope everyone’s enjoying their long weekend!

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2 Comments on “Never again…”

  1. The past two days I’ve had a run scheduled, I’ve found myself glad I did them in the morning as it just got soooo hot in the afternoons. Granted I usually run in the mornings anyway just because that’s when I’m most motivated, but I still remember thinking that, haha. And this is VT! I don’t think I could handle Texas. Good for you for knowing enough to stop early, though – seriously. Heat and dehydration is nothing to take lightly!

    • kris says:

      I’m going to have to follow suit. If I’m going to run, that’s the only time i’ll be able to do it now…mornings. The reason I go in the afternoons is because that’s how long it takes for me to gather my motivation to go…haha. I guess I better start prepping earlier!!


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