Too Good To Be True

I was really looking forward to running this week because of the forecast. Cooler temps, lower humidity, just better running conditions all around. I was able to run a midweek run outside Tuesday for the first time in three weeks. And yesterday’s forecast? High of 84, cloudy, with scattered thunderstorms. And they hit the nail on the head. Until 5:00. Which COINCIDENTALLY was about five minutes after my run started. I quite literally had only gotten about half a mile into my scheduled five-mile run when the clouds magically disappeared giving way to crisp blue skies with wispy white clouds and a brilliant shining sun. Like something out of a freaking cartoon, really.

It was disgusting.

It qould have been beautiful if it hadn’t immediately turned my running route into a sauna. The rain water was steaming up off the asphalt. I thought I was going to DIE. I left the house with no water and no sunglasses because — HELLO! — it was cloudy and cool when I left and I was only going five miles! Yeah. I gave up at three.

Pathetic. But I COULD. NOT. BREATHE.

And we’re back to our 95-degree/105-heat-index bull crap today, so back to the gym I shall go today. And since I turned my five-miler into a three-miler yesterday, that means I get to turn today’s three miles into five. On a treadmill. Five miles on a treadmill. I’m dreading it already. I did four last week, and that pushed me to the brink of insanity. Five just might do the trick.

10 thoughts on “Too Good To Be True

  1. I agree with Emz! Mix it up to pass the time. I understand that feeling though, that reminds me of Chicago summer weather and I don't miss it one bit!

    I replied to your question on my blog about milk, so check back if you'd like 🙂

    You got this, girl!


  2. I hate that feeling when you stop the treadmill and start walking on the not-moving ground. It feels weird…

    Oh, and the first time I ever used a treadmill, it didn't occur to me to slow it down to a stop. I just stopped the thing and ran into the controls…


  3. I hate running in that kind of crap! I know what you mean about not being able to breathe….totally sucks! At least you were able to get 3 miles in:)

    Happy Friday!


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