It seems like the chilly weather has finally left for good and over the past week it’s been warm and humid. Just what we would expect from June weather! It’s been challenging to acclimate especially when it really hasn’t been consistently warm. But it will only get warmer from here on out. The heat is on!
Weekly Run Down: The Heat Is On
Monday: 4 Miles + Core
This was a weird week with a day off on Monday. We decided to go to the park for a stroller run and to let Grayson play on the playground before it got too crowded. He has a really hard time in the stroller there now because he knows the playground is right there. We made it two miles before we stopped and let him play. I ran 2 more miles on my own.
Tuesday: 6 Miles with 6 x 30 Second Strides
After spending alot of time outside on Monday, my allergies were terrible on Tuesday morning. Instead of doing a workout I just ran easy and added on some strides at the end. I got home and couldn’t stop sneezing!
Wednesday: Strength Training + 3.5 Miles
I started a new phase of strength training this week and I didn’t get to do the first day until Wednesday. After lifting I got outside for 3.5 miles to celebrate Global Running Day!
Thursday: Rest Day
Took my rest day on Thursday so I could lift Wednesday and Friday. I usually take my rest day on Friday, so this just added to the confusion of a short week!
Friday: Strength Training + 3.3 Miles
As I was lifting in my basement I could feel how humid it was, even while inside in the AC. My phone said 68 degrees and 99% humidity. The heat is on for sure! And it will just keep getting warmer.
Saturday: 9 Miles
This run felt so hard. I took a hilly route, so that was part of the reason. It was also pretty warm and I’m still a bit congested. Another factor may have been that I lifted and ran the day before. But I got it done and finished with a smile on my face! (Except for when I was dodging cicadas. I definitely wasn’t smiling through that.)
Sunday: 3.7 Miles
It was even warmer than Saturday (mid 70s when we started and above 80 when we finished) and there were even more cicadas. One even landed on my hand when I was holding my phone after taking this picture!
It may not even “officially” be summer yet but the heat is on. I’ll take it over cold or rainy weather. Besides, I’ll need to get acclimated at some point!
How were your workouts last week?
Did you have a short week and move around your workouts?
Is it warming up where you live?