Weatherman says that it is going to be another hot one. I have a feeling that this summer is going to be exceptionally HOT. I am not complaining because I love the heat so much more than the cold–but our AC isn’t working properly downstairs making it consistently hot, hot, hot in my household!
Yesterday, I had every intention of going for a run in the morning but that run turned into a midday run. Whoopies! Since I got a later start, I decided to go on my shady 5 mile route that I run with Scout (it was too hot to take my furry friend). I was a little over a mile on my run when I saw a blue diamond snake on the trail. I am petrified of snakes–so I basically stopped midstride, froze, thought about it for a second, then b-lined it back the way I came. No passing go for this girl! Long story short, my shady 5 mile plan turned into a not so shady 8 mile run.
I was not prepared for the 100 (96) degree, 8 mile run–but luckily my route takes me by a couple of gas stations and a CVS. Whenever I go on this route, I take money with me so I can buy a water at the CVS halfway through my run. I don’t know if its just me, but I hate carrying water bottles with me–I have tried belts, hand held bottles, etc. and just don’t like them/use them (I probably should just suck it up and use them). Since I was not planning on going this way, I had no money, but the CVS has a water fountain and I took full advantage of a midrun hydrate 🙂 Thank you CVS!!
When I got back, I downed an entire bottle of water and a coconut water. Surprisingly, I felt pretty great afterwards and not too exhausted from the heat.
What would you do if you saw a snake when running?
What do you do to stay hydrated when running?