"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You know its HOT when....

 "Out of the silver heat mirage he ran.  The sky burned, and under him the paving was a black mirror reflecting sun-fire.  Sweat sprayed his skin with each foot strike so that he ran in a hot mist of his own creation.  With each slap on the softened asphalt, his soles absorbed heat that rose through his arches and ankles and the stems of his shins.  It was a
carnival of pain, but he loved each stride because running distilled him to his essence and the heat hastened this distillation."

          - James Tabor, from "The Runner," a short story

You know its hot when:
  • You get into a argument with your spouse because he is begging you to not run.
  • You pull every stitch of hair off your head and even wet it down hoping it will cool you down.
  • You fill a water container up with 75% ice on a little 3 miler!
  • You take your 9 year old out on his bike with you in case you keel over he can drag you home.
  • You pee your pants....
  • Your sweat starts sweating!
  • You forget how to get home and know you are only a mile from home.
  • You look like a underwear runner you have so little clothes on. 
  • Your watch is like a slip and slide on your wrist.
  • The sweat is dripping like a sprinkler off every peak on your body.
  • You don't see any other runners out there.
  • People look at you like you have lost your marbles.
  • You ask strangers for a drink of their water or to be hosed down as they are out watering their flowers!
  • You think to yourself...Why didn't I go to the GYM?? 

I didn't experience all of these today on my little 3 miler but the majority I did. 
I DID take Alec with me bribing him with Dairy Queen. I did NOT pee my pants...this time!

But it was 93 degrees and my sweat was sweating!!
Unfortunately Andy and I did get into a argument about me running outside today. He gets very concerned. I think he forgets that I have been running long enough to be careful. On HOT days you have to play it safe. I am not foreign to hot weather. I know how to recognize when my body is going into distress. I HAVE BEEN here too! And it is not pleasant. 
Be safe runners. Prepare for the heat if you are going to run in it. Hydrate, sunscreen, take walk breaks, bring a phone and be careful out there.

How Do YOU Know its HOT???!! What Have I left out?!

  Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.  ~Russel 



  1. I must confess, I was a wimp and did my 5 mile tempo run on the treadmill! It's just too much for me...but the mental battle of being indoors is also exhausting!

    1. NINA..the only thing your confessing is how SMART you are!!! That is where I should have been!!