To The Treadmill I Go

I knew this day was coming.

Tuesday, I went for a 5 mile run with my run club at about 6:00 in the evening. It was still 106 degrees out and let me tell you, the run was brutal. It was the first time I had really felt uncomfortable in the heat while running. Okay, I’ll be real. I almost died.

I went out slower than usual so as not to burn out even though the sun was doing a good job of that. I was handling it okay up until mile 3 when I just felt the heat beating on me and completely wearing me out. I was going two minutes over what I’d normally run. Two minutes!! I had water with me and had been drinking periodically but it mostly ended up on my head and shirt. But even that did nothing to cool me off.

I started to think that maybe my outdoor runs were numbered.

Yesterday was track day, and I figured 3 miles of “speed work” (using that term loosely here lol) I could manage. Plus, there’s been ice pops at the end!

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But my husband had a late day at work and I couldn’t make it to track (at least in time to meet up with my run club). This is where I had some decisions to make. Do I run outside or head to the gym? I recalled my feelings of light headedness and exhaustion from the day before and it was a no brainer. Treadmill time!

I’m actually a rare one that doesn’t mind the treadmill. I still get to do what I love which is running. This is also the only time that I listen to music when I run, although I still mostly don’t. (I didn’t yesterday.)

I spiced it up doing an interval workout and the time flew! That wasn’t the only thing flying–of course I had to document my run with a photo but I guess I should have let the treadmill stop before I attempted to take the pic:

Whoa!!!

Whoa!!!

So not only am I a horrible selfie picture taker, add the treadmill pic to the list. Oh well! 🙂

It’s likely I’ll be visiting the treadmill often, starting like now. The heat has become pretty intense and the weather doesn’t look like it’s getting any cooler.

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And if I really want to run outside?? Crazy o’clock in the morning it’ll have to be 😀

–Do you enjoy running on the treadmill?

–Are you bad at taking selfies or treadmill pics like I am?

 

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