running IS hard work.
It is easy to put one foot in front of the another and run. But to keep running, to keep a certain pace, to go a certain distance, man .... that's hard work.
This weather is getting to me a little. Now, I find myself silly when I was complaining about how cold it was back in the winter to be running out in the cold. Now, I find myself a spoilt brat to be complaining about running in the heat. It rained a little today over here in SE Arkansas. The sky is still a tad gloomy. One would think it is a pretty day out, but it was warm. I can feel it - the heat rising from the ground, enveloping my body and almost choking the life out of me.
I ran on the treadmill at the YMCA. Thermostat has it at 69 degrees F. It felt like 75 degrees F and the air was stuffy and stale. They almost need to have a fan or something to get the air circulating a little. As I put one foot in front of another, my mind drifted to a cold icy Powerade, or Sonic slush, or ice cold diet Coke. Why don't they turn the temperature down to 65 degrees F? What would you have done? Would you go and ask the people in charge to turn the temperature down? Do you have any "stay cool" tips that kinda lessen or bluff you into believing that it is cooler than it actually is? Do share.