Friday’s Confession: 10 Miles in the Heat Doesn’t Display My True Intelligence

July 8, 2011

Running

Friday’s Confession … I really did think it was a GOOD idea to run 10 miles in the late morning heat. Dumbass. Duh!

Not only did I purposely set out on a 11 10 mile run after 10 a.m. in the Atlanta heat and humidity, but I thought it was a good idea. I had to drop the kids off at basketball camp across town and didn’t get back until 10. I figured it was still early enough, that I run enough and that I was more of a badass than the sun. Um, sun … I apologize for disrespecting you like that and I will make sure to NEVER do so again. Ahem.

I told you I did this on purpose. Me, BEFORE, looking all happy and ready to go!

I ran past a veggie stand at an abandoned gas station near my house. I’ll have to go back and check it out.

I wanted to stop and shop when I got here, but I didn’t want to carry the bags – gasp!

I was feeling so good I started plowing down road signs for fun. Just kidding. *winks*

I had a symbolic moment when I ran past a box of cigarettes. I used to smoke these – GASP! It feels good to know how far I’ve come.

Then I turned a corner, the sun was BEATING on my face and I felt like I had been smoking those cigarettes. The sun let me know who was the boss and I started to try to figure out how I was going to get back home from here. Thankfully, I got to the Silver Comet Trail which provided some much welcomed shade. Isn’t it beautiful? I thought I found heaven. *insert harp music here*

I slowed down and took a few minutes to cool off and spent a minute in here. Ahem.

I seriously considered curling up on this bench but then realized Husband wouldn’t be able to come pick me up for like SIX hours so I decided to keep going.

Slowing down and cooling off at the trail was a HUGE help. I felt much better on the way back, the sun wasn’t in my face, and I caught a second wind for miles 5-9. The last one was a bitch. No, really it was a BITCH … but, I did it.

Ice water never tasted so good. Five glasses later and I feel human again.

Bwahaha! My AFTER shot. Not smiling so much anymore. Doh!

Next time I talk about running double digits in the blazing heat, please somebody slap stop me.

Winks & Smiles,

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Lorraine "Wifey" Robertson is a wife, mother, writer, traveler, and runner trying to keep things simple, sexy and sane.

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15 Responses to “Friday’s Confession: 10 Miles in the Heat Doesn’t Display My True Intelligence”

  1. Nicki Says:

    I so feel for you! I have thought this before and realized, afterwards of course, that it does not work. LOL! Unfortunately, I don’t generally learn.

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  2. DareToBecome Says:

    Maybe not smiling so much but you still look great! At least you managed not to barf out there (or did you? lol). When I run in heat like that I always feel I’m just seconds away from hurling.

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  3. Krystal Grant Says:

    Sooo funny. I got a little worried when I saw the picture of the Newports though! Great run. Go rest.

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  4. Amanda @ There Are 2 Sides Says:

    Stupid heat…at least you toughed it out and finished the run!!

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  5. Michelle @ Running with Attitude Says:

    Good for you for sticking with it and getting those 10 miles done! Hope you were able to cool off and enjoy the rest of the day!

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  6. Tiffany Says:

    Nice job! I’m a beginner runner and I hear this humidity will at least improve endurance. Do you run with music?

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    • Wifey Says:

      The humidity didn’t both me as much as the sun beating down on me while I was running towards it. GASP! I do run with music when I’m solo. With a group I don’t. ;)

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  7. Tonia Says:

    I once ran a 20 miler and considered lying down in the ditch on the side of the road on more than one occasion. Way to stick it out.

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  8. nylse Says:

    next time, if you let me know, i’ll stop you. a coach told me once never do high mileage in the middle of the day…dehydration is no joke…i fainted once and have the scars to prove it. i’m glad you were able to complete your run…..woohoo :)

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  9. Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama Says:

    You go girl!! There is nothing better than icy cold water after a kick butt workout!!

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