The walkers group is back together again (still looking for people to recruit because so far only my sister and i have signed up). We hit up the trails to explore when it was 5,000 degrees out and had a great time. We only heard one rattle snake the entire time. Not bad.
In the morning I went to pump with Sara. Friends that bring cookies to give you at the gym= sure sign that they are keepers.
Each week I have a snack that I absolutely love and need and then I eat it so much that I get sick of it and I have to come up with a new snack for the next week.
For the week of 6/29-7/5 the snack is toast with almond butter and thin apple slices on top.
I finally got my very own Costco membership and Brooke and I celebrated by getting samples, spinach, chicken, gum and a TV FOR MY NEW APARTMENT (I am starting from scratch, I left pretty much everything in California when I left).
No more bumming off my mom and friends to go to Costco with them to get our necessities… we are really moving up in the world.
I’ve really had a thing for popcorn lately too.
We decided to have girls’ night at a house rather than a froyo establishment so that we could stay past closing time. Real good idea.
It is hot outside.
It affects our running.
We are runners and a big reason we care about or pay attention to the temps/storms/weather is because we know it will change our running (for the better or the worse).
I don’t think we really realize how hard running in the heat is on our bodies and we get in our brains and we are really hard on ourselves for slowing down and not hitting our normal paces and distances when it is hot outside. I run MUCH better in the fall and even the winter compared to the summer… my body thrives in colder temps when running.
5 Ways Heat Affects Running Performance is an awesome article that goes into detail about WHY it is so hard to run in the heat. It is so important for your physical (and mental) game to learn about how different temps affect you so you realize you aren’t slowing down just because you sweat more or you are dehydrated when running during the summer… it is a lot more complicated than that.
“As temperature increases exercise costs more energy and you’ll tire sooner.”
2 ways that I thought were really interesting about why the heat affects our running:
The article also talks a lot about how humidity really affects the body as it is trying to cool itself while running!
My tips for running in the heat HERE!!!!
What season do you run best in?
How does the heat affect your running? Do you notice a huge difference?
A snack you are really into lately?
Gum—> minty gum or fruity gum? Favorite brand?