Happy Friday! Seems like so many of us have been hit with a crazy heat wave this week but that doesn’t seem to stop us from getting out there and pounding the pavement. These steamy, hot runs sometimes have me questioning my sanity at times and all sorts of wacky ideas pop into my head while sweating it out. Let’s take a look at some of the Crazy Thoughts Runners Have On Hot Runs shall we? I will also be sharing my best hot run hack to help cool you off post run.
Crazy Thoughts Runners Have On Hot Runs
***I wonder if we have any ice cream? I could so go for some ice cream right now. I know it’s only 9 am but ice cream sounds like the best way to cool off plus it’s a great combo of protein and carbs. I’m glad the kids are school because I would not want to explain why I am eating ice cream at 9 am.
***It would be great if there was a water stop along my route. A water stop with snacks. A water stop with cheering volunteers to hand me water and tell me I am almost there. ( Thanks Sarah for that one).
***Did I really complain about the cold? I miss complaining about the cold. It’s only June and I am dying already. I am so not going to complain about the cold next winter at all. Promise.
***Why don’t I have a normal air conditioned hobby like knitting or painting? They probably don’t give out medals for knitting or painting and probably don’t have t shirts either. What am I thinking? I don’t even know how to knit or paint.
***Wouldn’t it be great if we could coordinate it so all of the neighbors turned their sprinklers on for us to run through? I mean they are going to have to water their lawns anyway so why not coordinate it so we can run through them all? In all seriousness, we are trying to figure out how to do something like this for our running group. Stay tuned!
My best summer running hack
Sometimes at the end of races, they have cold towels. Well why not make your own? I wet a couple of small towels with cold water and place them into a ziploc with a bunch of ice. I leave them in my car and they are the best way to cool off after a long run or bike ride. You can thank me later!
This sounds a lot better to me than what I read in the NY Times this week about taking a hot bath before running. Ugh sounds awful to me!
The summer heat and humidity can have us thinking all kinds of crazy stuff. Tell me what are some wacky thoughts you’ve had while out on a run?