*Cue the laughter*
I checked the weather before I headed out for my run. At 7:30 at night, this is what it was:
Yeah, that says 96.8 degrees. With zero wind. I almost peed my pants and refused to leave the house but I knew I would regret skipping a planned run. I re-ajusted my expectations and headed out. Those same 5.5 miles took me an hour instead of 49 minutes. Oh well! I took lots of walk breaks and drank lots of water to avoid getting overheated. Evidence of my sweat-fest:
Try not to be jealous of the fact that my shirt actually changed colors because of the sweat. It takes a lot of being cheap and running in cotton to be that awesome.
After that heat wave disaster, I knew I had to bite the bullet and get up for an early morning run. Today I managed to leave the house by 6:15 for a sunrise run and it was a million times cooler than last night. Or maybe the run just felt better since I knew I was coming home to this after my run:
|Oats in PB Jar with protein powder, flax, and strawberries|
It was really strange for me to run on a completely empty stomach. Alright, there were a few jellybeans rattling around in there. What?! I needed something. I woke up, changed, and went straight out the door. About 15 minutes in, my stomach was already rumbling for food. I guess I have it well trained to eat as soon I wake up, huh?
If you run outside, what time of day do you run?
Since hubs and I are working on our house, we like to be there early in the morning--6:45 or so. I dread squeezing in a run before that, so I either hit up the gym for the treadmill or brave the heat around sunset instead. Early morning runs are much better though!
Can anyone wake up and exercise on an empty stomach? What do you eat before an early workout?
Obviously, I can't! I work best if I can wake up, have my oats, take care of business, and then head out. Lesson learned!