I don’t know if you heard, but it was, like, 100* or something in New York City today. Days like today are why I’m so. glad. that I have an “average” office job… because that means… air conditioning. All day long.
I’ve been reading a lot of blogs written by runners and their anxiety over running in this heat. To which I reply: no shit. I hate (loathe) running on treadmills, but if it’s that or running in 80% humidity and passing out, I’d take the treadmill.
And that’s what I did on Sunday morning. I had just gone the last week or so being pretty inactive (and truth be told, running had kind of stopped for me and taken a back seat to yoga for the last month or two anyway) but I was determined to get my shit together again.
I ran on the treadmill in my building for half an hour (totally awful, slow pace but it was better than sweating out every ounce of water from my body), walked thirty blocks to see an apartment, walked another 35 blocks later, and then took a yoga class.
I felt awesome. I took another yoga class tonight (my favorite advanced one – the teacher, Lisa Matkin, is the best), and I’ll probably be at another one tomorrow.
I’m not sure I really like running at all anymore to be honest. it’s good to get my heart rate up and burn a few calories, but I don’t like running in the heat or cold, so that leaves very months (nowadays) eligible for running). I also think my knees were kind of hating me.
That said: to burn more during the week easily I’m going to try to start running 3 times a week for half an hour. I think that’ll get my heart rate up.
And Greek yogurt is my best as far as foods go.