It. Is. Hot.
So hot that even Fit Boy hasn’t wanted to go outside.
Now that’s hot.
Last week was supposed to be my unofficial start to my half marathon training and let’s just say that things haven’t gone quite as planned so far. Mostly because of the heat and my kids.
Not all of it is bad though. We’ve had some great family time together these past few days, celebrating Canada Day. But along with the hot weather has been an inability of the little ones to sleep well because of the heat (even though we have air conditioning). This means the big ones (aka me and hubby) have not slept well either.
I did try and get a solo 5 miles done on Saturday but even at 10am, it was already pushing 85 and my delicate Canadian body does not enjoy running in that kind of heat. I powered up with my Nuun, visor, tunes and set out. The thing about the area I live in is that we have some awesome pedestrian paths just steps away. Awesome right?! Yes!
Except…there is no shelter from the sun. After about 2.5 miles the heat was getting to me and I was starting to feel sick. Not wanting to risk heat stroke (or puking on someone’s driveway), I took a short-cut home and clocked 3 miles instead of the planned 5. Better safe than sorry!
This week’s training plan is 3 running days, 1 swimming days. With the weather supposed to be steaming hot all week, I will have to be creative. I’m already mentally preparing myself for an early morning run on Saturday!