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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hello Humidity!

Well it's the end of April and spring has definitely sprung here on the Gulf Coast. Actually...I think we have missed spring and jumped right into summer! It's been hot here lately! And along with the heat comes the dreaded humidity. I got to experience it on Saturday for my long run.

The plan was to run 6 miles. I was happy that I wouldn't be running alone....Holly was running with me! We have been running a lot together lately and I'm so thankful for her! We run the same exact pace and we know when and how to push each other during the run.

We started out slow. We were aiming for negative splits at the end of the run. Y'all know I usually start out too fast and regret it in the end. I told myself I wasn't doing that this time. But Holly and I felt like our legs were heavy.

And our lungs felt heavy. We were having such a hard time breathing. It felt like we were breathing in a thick fog. Yep...hello humidity. I have NOT missed you.

The key to running in heat and humidity...make sure you are hydrated and slow down. Of course when you have been running faster all winter it is hard to slow down.

We finally reached 3 miles...and the place where Holly had so sweetly dropped some water for us. My body was so ready for that water! Can you see how sweaty I am after only 3 miles?

We didn't linger long (we knew it was only going to get hotter) and headed into one of my favorite neighborhoods to run in.

I love how all the trees and grass are getting so green! Yay for spring!

The last half of the run was tough. We were hot. We were sweaty. The air was thick. But we didn't give up. We didn't stop running. And finally....we made it!

The end result...A very sweaty girl who felt very accomplished! :-)

QOTD: Do you prefer to run in the cold or the heat and humidity?



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