Saturday, July 23, 2011

running in TX

This morning I headed out for my run at 6:05am.
I was excited because I had told myself FOUR miles at a faster pace.
As the garage door went up, the heat started coming in...then BAM! the humidity took my breathe away...
I started off at a pretty good pace, after mile 1 I picked it up a bit and was in a pretty good groove.
The sun started peaking out and then the humidity started to make it difficult to catch my breathe and there was NO breeze....NONE!
I made my four miles, but was DRENCHED in sweat and had to take five or six breaks to take deep breaths, since the air was so thick.

I remember one blogger said Texas running was like running through SOUP. I'll never forget that comment because it's SO true. Like a big, hot bowl of soup! You can't breathe and you can't even get a nice breeze to come by and cool you off :(

**Ok, enough complaining...I'm off to take a super COLD shower and then get ready for my cousin's wedding. My oldest son is Ring Bearer today @ 4:30, so TOO MANY pics coming soon**
Thanks for all of the QUINOA tips, I'll try it again this week :)
How is your running weather?


JessA said...

Great job on getting out in the heat and humidity for your run. Even though it was miserable, I am sure you felt gratification for doing it. Enjoy your time at the wedding!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Great job getting out there despite the heat and humidity! Same here in Georgia, just have to grin and bear it!

Katie Schmidt said...

I don't know how you do it!! Running in Texas in the summer is an experience I don't want to repeat. It is hot here now but always cool in the morning. There are good things about altitude I suppose. Keep up the good work, you rock!

Anonymous said...

It's actually like that in Ohio right now. I'm not sure if I went for a run or a swim today.

jillconyers said...

Exactly the same in Ohio! Like running in soup is a perfect description. Yesterday we left at 5:30 am for 15 miles. We were drenched within the first few miles.

Mommy Minded said...

Ugh. I cant run at all right now. Hubby isnt here to help and it is to hot to have the kids out that long. I cant wait for it to cool off so I can get my booty back in gear.

The Smiths said...

I agree!! I'm not running at this point in pregnancy..but I do feel like I am walking in soup. It's HOT!!! here in Texas!

Every once in a great while, we do get a breeze...not a cool one..but it's a breeze nonetheless!

Good luck to your son at the wedding.

Chunky Monkey said...

The weather on the East Coast has been horrendous as well. Great job getting through your run. I wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind words on my page. Much appreciated.

Bridie said...

I feel for you. Iowa has been terrible, and I can only make it a couple miles before I just have to stop because I feel like I literally can't move through it! It's a little cooler today, so I'm attempting an outdoor run again - in the hopes of getting "acclimated". Of course as soon as I do, Iowa will skip the entire fall season and go from 80 to 25 degrees in two weeks!

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