Dear oppressive heat and humidity:
Running with you is pure misery. In fact, I think I hate you. Please go away.
I’m totally jumping on the bandwagon and complaining about the weather. Because it’s THAT bad. I swapped a planned tempo run Thursday morning with an easy 7 miles because I knew anything speedy might very well kill me.
The run went fine, except I was literally dripping sweat everywhere when I got back to my apartment.
It literally looked like I had jumped into the reservoir. And then peed myself a little.
This morning I ran a steamy 5 ish miles with Ali, Megan and Maria before heading to the air conditioned gym for some lifting. It was 85 degrees in Central Park at 6:00 a.m. – major props to Ali, who was banging out her 16 miler before the weekend!
I usually look forward to long runs on the weekend, but must say I’m kind of dreading mine tomorrow morning. Luckily, it’s a cut back week and I’ve only got 12 on the schedule.
Like everyone should in this heat, I’m paying extra attention to my fluid intake and making sure I get enough fluids and electrolytes (bring on the salt!) to keep me hydrated. Check out my post on hydration in case you missed it last week!
Last night my pal Darby was in town (she got married a few weeks ago!), and she requested a fun dinner spot. We hit up Sojourn, a little restaurant specializing in small plates on the Upper East Side.
We each got salads – I had the arugula salad with toasted almonds, granny smith apples, blue cheese, lemon vinaigrette
And then we shared a few small plates – seared diver scallops with leek and potato puree, corn and braised green onions and seared asparagus with lemon and olive oil
It was all delicious. And we had room for dessert, so of course I had to take Darb to 16 Handles.
It was the perfect treat for an insanely, obnoxiously hot evening.
We are sweaty but full of froyo.
A few more days of this heat and we should be feeling some relief. Here’s hoping the power stays on and we all keep cool!
Hope everyone has a good weekend 🙂
Question: What’s your favorite way to stay cool in this heat? Do you still run in it? I heart froyo, obviously. And I’m still running outside, but making sure to take it slow and hydrate!