Wohoo Friday!! This week FLEW by and I certainly will not complain! It’s been a good week for sure. Good weeks make me happy! Hopefully this weekend will be just as good. It should be a pretty quiet weekend filled with friends, yoga and downtime. If I’m lucky and the weather cooperates I might even get some beach time!
The 90 degree weather here in Boston has certainly been front and center and on most people’s minds. On Wednesday I decided to head out for a few miles after work. It was my first time running in 90 degree weather since, you guessed it, the Boston Marathon! I decided to head out for an easy 3 miles. I didn’t want to over do it and quite frankly I was still wicked sore from Ashtanga.
Knowing that the temperature would be hovering around 95 degrees during my run I made sure to prepare. I took a walk around my building at lunch to try to acclimate to the temperature. I ended up walking for about 30 minutes at a casual pace and was glad I spent some time in the heat before my run. I drank more water than normal as well. Hydration is key!
About a half mile in to my run all I could think about was how hot it was. And then I realized I hadn’t run in heat like this since the Boston Marathon. My first thought was “How did I run a marathon in this weather?!”. I was never able to shake that thought. I survived that marathon in part to being smart and listening to my body and the sheer fact that I was determined to finish the Boston Marathon. The energy and support from the crowds was unbelievable and definitely kept me going. Thinking back on the memories from that day definitely made the miles tick by! Before I knew it I hit my goal time of 30 minutes. I followed my run with abs and stretching. Gotta love a sweaty run. I felt great after and was happy I went.
When I first started this blog I wrote a really good post about running in the heat and my tips for staying cool. It’s worth checking out! An oldie but goodie for sure!
Yesterday was an easy day. I went to yoga on my lunch break and called it a day. I hadn’t had a night where I just went home and hung out since I moved in with Michael and was really in the mood to do that. Sometimes that is exactly what we need! Unfortunately there was a ton of traffic on my commute home and I got home late anyways. Oh, well!
I’m not sure what today will bring in the form of a workout. Hopefully something good! I’m looking forward to more Ashtanga this weekend. I’m truly loving this combination of running and yoga in my life these days. But then again if I didn’t I wouldn’t have a blog titled LiveRunLoveYoga now would I?
Ok, I’m off! Stay cool out there and be careful running in the heat!