Leaving for my run this morning, The Weather Network told me that it was 14C out and partially sunny. What it failed to mention was the lung crushing, breath sucking, buckets of sweat inducing humidity. After approximately 8 seconds it felt like I had been shoved into an oven. Which in case you were wondering, is bad.
I did my best to ignore it. I wore my hat. I stuck to the shadows. I ran down dirt paths surrounded by trees and streams. And it wasn’t so bad. Though I think that I still lost ten pounds in sweat…
Another thing I did today was that I was running for time, not for distance. My plan was 6km, but I scrapped that in the conditions and decided to run for 35 minutes instead, and whatever ground I cover was what I covered. I don’t think I made it to 6, but at the same time I don’t think I was off by that much – I’ll have to check on the map later.
I finished at the park and was never so glad to see my water bottle waiting for me, all cool and tempting. Best drink ever. Should I have taken water with me? Yes, but lesson learned.
And that lesson is, don’t trust The Weather Network – go check it outside for myself 🙂