Last night Dave and I met up with our friend Amanda to walk for ice cream.  We had tons of fun and sweated like crazy (as my niece, Lizzie, would say, we were “sweatsy”).  Proof: this was the sweat sitting on my arm after I’d been relaxing in the shade for 15 minutes.  Guess 100 degrees will do that to you!

Amanda moves next Saturday to Lithuania, so Dave and I were really happy to get some last-minute hang out time with her.  She’s been an amazing friend to us the past few years and we’ll really miss her!


This morning I got up early – pre-sunrise – to walk.  It was already really hot and humid out (high 70s) and I made it 3.25 miles before I called Dave and asked him to come get me – I had a headache and felt really tired and hot and miserable.  I’m pretty sure the combo of last night’s sweatfest and this morning’s walk had me a little dehydrated.  I’ve been laying low this morning and drinking lots of water and I’m definitely starting to feel better.  Baby is moving and kicking and doing fine – I just needed more water and less heat!  (I don’t feel nearly as bad as I did at last year’s Sunburst marathon where I got heat exhaustion!)

Are you getting out in this heat to exercise?  How are you staying cool?


4 thoughts on “overheating

  1. Isn’t it crazy how you feel fine for a bit outside then once you get in the AC or shade the sweat starts dripping?! It’s crazy!

    I hope you get hydrated today. I have been a bit dehydrated too and woke up with a headache.

    I have been running in the heat, outdoors! It’s tough, but I am really careful 🙂

  2. I haven’t been outside much because of the heat, but I DO go to the gym on campus every day it’s open for either elliptical, lifting weights, or water aerobics. It’s been great to get back into a workout routine again. I feel better, I’m sleeping better, and life is looking better. :o)

    Last evening, however, I went for a walk with a friend of mine and was SO sweaty. We left at 8pm and it was still over 90, just miserable. But the company was good, which made up for it.

    My least favorite thing about the absolute heat: sweaty neck after working out. Gross!

  3. Be careful out there, momma! This heat & humidity is crazy. I’ve been up uber early to get my training runs in, but even that isn’t helping. I can’t wait for some crisp fall runs.

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