It seems like the theme this week has been that there is humidity everywhere. I started off the week in Florida where it was warm, humid, and rainy, and came back to Baltimore where it was pretty much the same! I’m sure part of the problem is that I’m not yet acclimated to this type of weather. It also seems like even after it rains we are not getting a break from the humidity. Hopefully this upcoming week will be a little better!
Still, it’s nice to be running in shorts and tank tops instead of layers. Even up until a few weeks ago I felt like I was still wearing long sleeves for runs and deciding if I should wear capris. Now it’s much easier to just throw on shorts and a tank and head out the door!
Monday: 3 miles
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday Rest/Travel Day
Thursday: 25 minutes spin bike and 25 minutes yoga
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: Strength training
You may have seen on Instagram that I had a little water bottle issue during Saturday’s run. After bringing it back from Florida, I washed it out before filling it up for my run. Well, I must not have rinsed it enough because a mile into my run I went to take a sip and got a mouth full of soap! I tried dumping some out thinking maybe just the top was soapy, but nope. it was pretty much a bottle of soapy water.
It was so warm out that the water didn’t stay very cold anyway. Next time I will be freezing some of the water before heading out (which is what I usually do, I just didn’t think of it this time). I will also be making sure I rinse the bottle really well!
I’ve definitely been struggling to run in this weather but it’s nice that I’m not training for anything and can run what I want. I’m just not quite ready for be doing long runs in this weather! Last summer I wasn’t running a whole lot because of my foot injury so it’s really been a long time since I was fully acclimated to summer running. Hopefully in another week or so it will start to feel a little easier!
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Has it been humid where you live?
How long does it take you to acclimate to the heat?
Ever filled a water bottle with soapy water?