Running…Hate the heat (Week 2)
Despite starting out on a promising note, today’s run was a bit of a flop. The culprit: the sweltering, humid, unrelenting heat that has been suffocating Geneva for the last few weeks. Thankfully, we’re expecting some rain this weekend to cool things down a little bit. I usually try to run in the morning, it helps me start the day off on the right foot and gives me some time to think about what I want to accomplish. I had a bunch of meetings today so I couldn’t get out before 1pm. In hindsight, this was really stupid.
Anyway, I started jogging and within three minutes of running in what felt like a sauna, I was NOT feeling good. I started feeling nauseous and overheated. I decided it would be better to slow down to a steady yet purposeful pace. I also got a really stupid sunburn. Despite being discouraged at not hitting my 14 minutes, I’m feeling pretty confident that tomorrow I’ll be able make it up tomorrow.
I keep getting these meetup emails telling me about all these social running events happening in Paris (where I’m moving in August) but so far I’m not comfortable enough with my pace to show up without risking massive embarrassment. It does make motivate me, although sometimes I wonder if I’m ever going to be fast enough.
Also, I’m looking for interesting listening to keep me occupied while I’m running. Music just isn’t enough to keep me engaged and I’m not a good enough runner to trust my body on autopilot just yet. Any suggestions? I was thinking of listening to some Ted Talks – being able to generate some new Foushy material while getting in shape sounds pretty good.
Goal: 15 minutes.