Another week of hot and humid weather down here in Florida. It makes running pretty miserable but I’m telling myself that training in the heat will make the marathon in November (in NY) feel a little easier. Just tell me I’m right.
After my longer run yesterday I had a bit of a leg-twitching episode. During my usual post-run nap on the couch, my mom noticed that my legs were pretty restless and as soon as I woke up I noticed it too (I’m surprised I was able to fall asleep). We chalked it up to dehydration, which admittedly, I’m not the best at managing. I drink so much water normally, but I didn’t hydrate with electrolytes after. My water intake was pretty low too, considering the heat. My favorite electrolyte/sports drink is coconut water so naturally I made my sister drive to Target to buy me some. Technically she was going there anyway, but I liked the special treatment.
Monday: 3.75 miles + yoga
Tuesday: Body Pump
Wednesday: 6 mile run on the treadmill. I had planned to run outside on the beach but the streets were flooded from an overnight storm. This was the view from the gym.
Thursday: Orange Theory (3.5 miles + weights)
Friday: Body Pump
Saturday: 11 miles. Despite the heat and then later the dehydration, my body felt pretty good. Legs felt strong and could have kept going…if there was a slight breeze.
Sunday: Rest or yoga
Favorite posts from this week:
Learning to Be More Open (Never Say Never)– Picky Runner
Why We Need to Change How We Talk About Working Out– Hello Giggles (found via Clare’s Weekly Reads)
#IAmMarvelous: Why We Need to Commit to Loving Ourselves Each and Every Day– Breeana Ashkar via Elite Daily
15 Simple, Great Feelings Money Can’t Buy– Alanna Murphy via Thought Catalog
Happy Sunday! xo
Ahhhh thanks for the link love girl! I can’t imagine running in Florida right now- I thought Baltimore was bad! I’ve been feeling the same way with dehydration and I wonder if I need to start taking electrolyte tabs. I don’t really like Gatorade but I definitely think it makes a difference when you’re training in the summer heat!
I don’t like Gatorade either, but coconut water sits really well with me. I’m consider the electrolyte tabs too.
Love the #IAmMarvelous!!
Gina Alyse (@GinaAlyse) says
Thanks so much for the workout inspiration! I love how your blog encourages me to go running!
You’re so sweet :) Thanks for the life inspiration- your blog is awesome.
Jessica Slaughter says
That sounds like an awesome workout routine! I’m constantly needing inspiration to get up and get moving, so this was a great read! :)