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Holy Heat and Humidity

Thank You!
I wanted to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions in regards to updating my blog and new commenting tools. I am definitely going to be adding the following tabs:
About Me
Workouts (though still not sure how I'll handle)

I hope this cleans up the site a bit. I also need to get a new About Me picture - any professional photographers want to help me out? ;-) I do apologize in advance for any disruption caused by changing to a new commenting tool. I'll be sure to give a heads up when this happens so you'll know to expect it. I'm hoping it won't be a total disaster.

Sweaty Mess
Before bed, Jason promised to get up to go run with me this morning. I set the alarm for 5:17 am so he would have plenty of time to wake up and get ready (he can be slow, sorry honey, but it's true). I can seriously jump out of bed, throw on my workout clothes, and put in my contacts within minutes and be ready to hit the pavement. Jason...not so much. While he was waking up, I decided to do Cathe Friedrich's MMA Kickboxing for a warm up rather than just stand around idly, and no I did not do the whole thing, I'm crazy but not that crazy. I just did combo and interval 1 (about 13 mins).

We set out for the run just before 6 am. It was already 80 degrees and the humidity and dew points were both in the upper 70 range (typically the closer they are, the soupier it is). Except for feeling like I was breathing water and should have been doing the breast stroke, the run was actually pretty good.

My legs were a little stiff at first from weights yesterday, but the extreme heat helped loosen them up (either that or I was hallucinating and could no longer feel them). We were soaked by the first mile - as in sweat dripping off elbows, fingers, wrists. Pretty ;-) We lucked upon a sprinkler system that was on probably around 1.5, but the water was warm. I was heartbroken.  When we made our second lap, the sprinklers had been turned off. Sadly (and seriously), the puddle in the driveway looked very very appealing. I could envision myself lying in the puddle for just a second.....ahhhhh.....

After the run, I decided to finish up with the 2nd combo only from MMA Kickboxing and then called it quits at a total of 58 minutes.

Tonight we're going to a baseball game. We bought a special package of tickets that we must use before the season ends (which is rapidly approaching). So, heat or no heat, that's what we're doing tonight (and again tomorrow with several friends). I know we'll still have fun, and hopefully the temps will drop to a more comfortable or bearable degree as the sun goes down.

So, with that being said, there will not be a traditional dinner post. I am assuming we'll be throwing together something fast and easy before heading out. I know Jason will want the obligatory ballpark hot dog, so there's not need in me going all out and making a big dinner. Plus, it's a really good excuse to not do so. I'll either throw together some sort of wrap or perhaps another salad. If I do anything that seems more exciting, I'll be sure to post it ;-)

Here is what our weather looked like at 3 pm today. I know that I have several readers from the south so they had similar temps. What's the weather it like where you live?


  1. Seriously, when I rule the world, I will demand that someone start working on this humidity issue.

    Things will be better soon, though! Every time I concern myself with the current weather, I just remember that it won't be too long until we're having pumpkin-oatmeal first thing in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee, then throwing on some SmartWool socks and layers for a run! This thought makes me smiiiiiiiiiile! :D

  2. The hubby is definitely ready far before I am. Call me Jason. ;-)

    I really hate humidity. Sorry it is thick and soupy where you are too. Humidity bites.

    I love the image of you in the puddle. Too cute!

    Enjoy the game tonight,

  3. oh, ick warm sprinkler!! :)

    the ONLY way I can run outside past noon in the summer is the fact that I can keep running right to the back yard and into the pool! which I'll definitely be doing this weekend - 98 each day, although no humidity like yours :)

    ball park hot dog sounds amazing right now.

  4. Ack! I would NOT want to be running in that!! I hate the humidity. You are such a trooper! I would have treadmilled it!

  5. Hey chica!
    ohhh my goodness the weather sounds miserable, I would not be able to handle it! but just keep thinking:
    whatever doesn't kill you; makes you stronger!
    I hope you have a blast at the baseball game! :)

  6. Damn, that's some hot weather!! Must've been a super sweaty run! I can totally relate. And I can't wait to see the blog updates :)

  7. Orlando is such a pain in the butt lately. It's sunny and HOT, then cool and rainy, then hot and rainy, then sunny again. Pick one already!

    I need to clean up my site, too.

  8. HA! I'm cracking up at the sprinkler comment - I TOTALLY aim straight for the sprinkler at the tail-end of my route. It's like my reward to get to run through it. Scott laughs at me because I get all giggly when I run through it, like I'm five again. It's kinda nice. :-)

  9. um yes, same weather here!! I was outside for 2hours running and teaching outdoor bootcamp and I promise half of us almost passed out from heat exhuastion. Seeing spots is not good! haha. Summer, lets simmer down now. :)

  10. I'm in Phoenix, so we don't get the humidity, but we've been seeing 100+ degree heat since may. I think it topped out at 113 today. Miserable

  11. I know what you mean...miserable! The temps are in the high 90's, but with the heat index an humidity...around 105. Yuck! Have fun tonight! Hope it isn't too hot!

  12. O boy, its like a sauna! You gotta come to LA! I needed a jacket this afternoon! I do hear we are gonna have a little eat wave this weekend, but a heat wave for la is about 85 degrees. Most people run here in the afternoons..

  13. Tiffany @ Spartanette Training Amen to doing away with humidity. I love warm weather, but this is a bit much. Mmmm pumpkin oatmeal does sound so good.

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Seriously, a puddle had never looked more inviting!! ;-)

    Kristina @ SpaBettie I wish the ballpark offered veggie dogs for me though :-(

    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete If I had a treadmill at home, I probably would have. I'm too lazy to get myself to the gym that early ;-)

    Lizzy @ Healthy Bites Conquer Athlete Appetite Hey girlie - thought you had fallen off the earth! So glad you're back.

    Jolene @ To Be Determined Sweaty and not in a cute sexy way either!

    Krystina @ Organically Me At least you are getting a bit of heat relief though - I'd love for it to get below 80 with low humidity for at least one evening.

    Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat It really is like being a kid again isn't it! I'm sure anyone watching thinks I've lost my mind.

    Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch Girl kudos to you b/c I just don't have it in me! I saw some guys running on our way to the game and it was still index of 109.

    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans I knew you had it hot too. It just makes stepping outside miserable.

    Tony Shasteen Thanks so much - assuming you're Sarena's hubby?

    Eden's Eats A jacket???? I don't even want to look at anything with sleeves!

  14. Heather, have you considered switching to Wordpress? It's so much easier...the template is cleaner and more professional, and you get your own pages, you get site meters, the commenting system is easier for everyone.

    IT's HOT, isn't it? I was just in Quebec, and the weather was and breezy...but I doubt winter will be the same!

  15. The weather is the very same. :)

  16. oh wow, that's hotttt!!! It's been around 80 in Vermont we're pretty lucky.
    I was sweating just reading about your run!

  17. Ahh gross temps! How did the game go?

    It is almost as gross here in Chicagoland, upper 90s with 104 heat index, and I'm going CAMPING this weekend. Ugh.

  18. Goodness at the weather, holy cow. After a 100, please weatherman, don't tell me.

    I loved your pics from your recent trip, you should use that in the About Me:)

    Fantastic workout lady, good pain I'm sure.

    Hawt as all get out already in Chitown this AM, but GA is way hotter.

  19. Wow, you are really getting some hot weather. I'm glad I found your blog, I look forward to reading more!

  20. WOW! That is pretty hot over there! We are getting hot...but not that hot ;) I think it is great that you two work it out together! Ryan and I do too and it makes such a difference :)

    Have fun at the baseball game!!

    My suggestion to you is to get your blog on wordpress! You get searched faster by search engines and you own all your content :)


  21. happy friday hon and changing your site is a major PITA. Just make sure you have shot glasses ready for any fallout that can/will occur. It's soooo white knuckles when you do site changes, well, it is for me :)

  22. Sophia @ Burp & Slurp Thanks for the suggestions girl. Just not sure I'm up for changing platforms....yikes.

    Jenny @ Vegan and So Forth And literally - unless your side of town got rain and we didn't ;-)

    Kara @ My Wellnest Ahhhhh 80 sounds so pleasant right about now.

    Sarah @ The Ordinary Vegetarian Have fun camping - maybe it'll cool down??? I posted a recap for Friday's post - it was fairly miserable LOL.

    Nichole @ Live for the Run Yep, you've got pretty hot weather in GA too so you feel me on that one. Thanks for the picture suggestion ;-)

    Carrie @ Love Healthy Living Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad I found your site too!

    Kris @ iheartwellness We don't always get to workout together, but it is really nice when we do. Especially since a lot of my workouts are solo.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga Thanks for the advice ;-)

  23. My weather is sadly pretty much the same.

    Hope you had a great time at the ballgame
    :-) We have partial season tickets to the team here and then Dan's work has a suite that we get a few times a season. Our seats are awesome, but you can't beat the AC in the suite, or the view from the patio attached to it!

  24. SO humid and gross here in DC! im off to the beach for next week so hopefully thats easy, breezy, and beautiful.

  25. Oh wow, that is some heat. I don't mind the 80s and 90s, but once it gets into the 100s, it's best to sit by a pool or beach all day.

    I like that you're going to add some headers to your blog - it's always fun to read people's "About" pages, to get to know them and their story.

  26. Mel @ Melissa Dishes Oh now that's they way to roll - a suite! Can I come to a game with you please?

    Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose Enjoy the beach for me too please!

    Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move I do think when it's this warm we should be allowed to stay home in our pools! Too bad the bosses don't see it that way ;-)

  27. Definitely hot where you are. Today's quite cool in NYC. I can for the most part jump out of bed and workout too. I'd get annoyed waiting around for someone ha.

  28. That's some bad weather to run in! The weather has been really hot over here but it's turned rainy and cool. Can't say I'm dissappointed running wise but it's not good the rest of the time hehe.

  29. 100 oy vey! Not all about that at all!



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