I had intentions this morning of running a nice 7 miles, bright and early to kick off my Sunday. So at 6:15 am I laced up and headed out the door. There was a breeze so the headwinds kept the sweat off me for the first half of the run and I enjoyed the scenery and the voyeuristic deers that were watching me. By the time I turned around for home the humidity hit me like a wall. The 2nd half of the run has a lot of up hill climbs so I always expect it to be tough, but this morning I thought I was going to puke by the time I got to the crest of the last hill. In an effort to leave the house quietly this morning I elected not to grab my water bottle/belt and figured it would be OK since the run was relatively short. As usual, I was stupid for thinking this. Around mile 5 I started swelling up and all I could think about was salt and a cold shower! I just wanted a pretzel or even a pickle & some really cold water....yep sounds like the start of dehydration. I ended up cutting the run a little short and when I got home I ran straight to the shower while hubby cut me up a grapefruit. A couple minutes later and I was starting to feel reconstituted but it was foolish of me to get to that point. So remember boys and girls, don't leave home without some water!
On a happier note; as I stepped into my cool shower this morning my husband commented on how "rock hard" my abs were looking. A very flattering comment especially since he usually focuses on the "T&A" areas of my figure instead of the areas that I spend a lot of time working on. So with that thought, maybe a lot of sweating on a humid, hot day is worth it!
Happy running & don't forget to enter for a chance to win some NUUN here.