The time was 6:30 a.m.
The temperature was 73 Fahrenheit and the "real feel" was a mere 77 degrees.
The wind was just 5mph/south and the humidity ...
The humidity was a sheer 92%. Yes. 92%.
The plan was to do an easy 3 miles and if I feel good, I will keep going.
What I did was a miserable 2 miles.
Half a mile into it, I was so not feeling it. This is a case when the heat literally melted the newly built will of steel I have. I had to keep negotiating with myself.
"Let me make it to the mail box and back."
"Let me make it to Dr. P's mail box."
"Let me make it around that curve."
"Just make it to the stop sign."
"Keep going, you will enjoy an icy cold Green Monster when you get done."
"YOU are so NOT a slacker."
It was not fun. I have never had to negotiate, talk, and encourage myself that much ever and definitely not so early in the run. I felt like a total loser. My skin was sticky. My ponytail lost its bounce. The clothes felt like they were sticking onto my back.
So, the golden questions of the day for you are:
a) What do you do when it gets hot?
b) Do you have a different running plan for the summer months?
c) If you have a treadmill for running, what kind do you have?
d) What features do I look for when shopping for a treadmill?
I hope your run is better than mine.
Oh, winter, come quickly.