I Need A Cold Shower…

…Because it’s hawt outside.  Very haute.  I’m not complaining, I know it comes with the territory of living in Texas, and I know it’s going to get hotter, but I have not acclimatized yet.

We’ve had a very mild spring, Texas-wise.  But this week has been more weather normal-like around these parts.  Hittin’ mid 90’s in the day, rockin 80-90% humidity at many times.

It really hit me this morning (literally).  I walked out the front door for my morning run and Boom-shaka-laka – here’s a hot wet towel slap to the face!

I only ran a 5k+, but I was absotivley SOAKED!!!  But hey, at least my pores were cleared and toxins flushed out, right?

Yes, that's my butt sweat from sitting on the ground.  And yes, I have a heart shaped butt.

Yes, that’s my butt sweat from sitting on the ground. And yes, I have a heart shaped butt.

Yup, we’re getting to the point of multiple shower days.  And yes, mine was cold.  Otherwise my body temp doesn’t cool down enough to stop sweating.

There’s nothing more troubling than the looks your co-workers give you when they look over and see you profusely sweating.  {whispers} “What is he looking at on his computer?  What’s he so nervous about?”

Anyways, nothing we can do about it, so gotta look at the positives – like it takes less time to get properly warmed up to run, or I can wear less clothes on my runs (you’re welcome world).  So bring it on Sun!

How bout you?  Do you notice a change in your running depending on temps?  Aren’t you glad that at least there’s no ice on the ground?  What shape is your butt sweat?

-Scott

 

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45 thoughts on “I Need A Cold Shower…

  1. Your butt loves you….awwww.
    I went for a mid day run today…rather hot (not yet acclimatized either) and after 7.2k I took it inside on my treadmill – it was so cool I think my body thanked me.

    • Haha, yes, it’s great to get some butt love….er, uh wait…;)
      Yeah, they say it takes a little while before you get used to the heat. Smart move easing into it by going part outside part inside!

  2. Love the butt heart! I definitely have to slow down for a while so my body can get used to the heat and humidity again. Mostly, I just try to get out early, before it gets super hot. I also hydrate like it’s my job. And if it’s totally absurd, I retreat to the gym and the treadmill. Although, PF is not that much cooler than outside sometimes…

    • Ha, thanks! Yeah, we need to remind ourselves that the runs might take a little more effort to deal with the heat. I’m with you, I am not a morning person, but I also have to force myself to get up before the sun. Yes, hydrating is key!!! Haha, yeah, it can get almost as hot on the dreadmill too!

  3. Haha, loving the butt picture and mine is a heart, too!! 🙂 🙂 I’m so glad that there is no ice on the ground because ice for me is dangerous…I usually hurt myself! 😉
    I definitely notice a change when the temperature is gross out, but I think my body is learning to adjust to the heat little by little.

    • Hahaha, thanks! Butt heart twinsies! Same here – I’ll take the heat over possibly breaking a leg on the ice!
      Yeah, I was reading that it doesn’t take all that long to adjust. We shall see!

  4. I definitely run slower when it’s hot – especially if it’s also high humidity.

    Next time you are out running just think of me down here in New Zealand with our 23deg mornings and daytime highs of around 50deg! 🙂

    • Same here. I try to remind myself that the struggles on the run are partly to blame on the weather!

      Haha, I will remember that! Hopefully thinking cool thoughts will help me out!

  5. It’s hotter than hell in Austin now. I just think of Texas summer running like altitude training–it allllll pays off in the fall.

    • Yessssss! Agreed! I remember the first ‘cool’ run last fall and it felt like I had been shot out of a cannon!!!

  6. The heart shape made me laugh out loud!

  7. You made me giggle picturing you sweating nervously in front of your computer. Dirty old man! Bwahahaha!

  8. Is taking pictures of butt sweat a thing? I have seen a couple pics lately, I missed that memo. 🙂 Summer running usually consists of slower times and lots of whining for me 🙂

    • Ha, I didn’t know others were doing it. I must be a trend setter! 😉
      Haha, yeah, I’m trying to stay positive! I’m also rethinking the idea I was toying with of doing a summer half marathon.

  9. I’m so spoiled when it comes to weather, being from Southern California and all, but when I lived in Georgia, the heat killed me. Taking a cold shower and then continuing to sweat while you’re drying yourself off… ho boy, I do not miss that. But summers in the south contain some of my best memories from living there, they have a certain magic about them. That’s crazy that it’s already in the 90s in Texas though!

    • Yes, socal is beautiful! And I’m glad you can relate – I do the same thing here – cold shower and I’m still sweating as I drive to work! I think you are right about the summers in the south – I never thought of it like that. But it is nice sitting on a patio with friends (once we get used to the heat)!

  10. Haha my butt sweat is a heart too…tmi. I’m currently in 70 degree breezy Alps weather and can see snow…be jealous.

    • Ha, well you didn’t show a picture of it, so it can’t be that much tmi! 😉
      Oh, and shut up. Just shut up.

  11. I’m just starting to get used to running in warm temps. And it’s not nearly as hot as TX! Between the sweat and the sunblock, it get pretty gross up in here.

    • Ha, well good luck to you! I’m just glad we haven’t hit triple digits yet. It can be scary hot at times. Haha, I’m with you on being a hot mess!

  12. I have a love/hate with this weather. I love warmer weather. But I tend to whine and cry about why I can’t run like I used to when the heat first hits. But I do love the heck out of a good sweat.

    • Yes, agreed!!! I’m trying to stay positive about it. It’s just a little frustrating trying to get used to it.
      Oh geez, I’ve had buckets of sweat this week! My friends this morning said it looked like I had ran a half marathon!

  13. I thought men left more than a heart shape…am I missing something? 🙂

  14. I had the misfortune of being in Texas (Austin) during an early heat wave just about a year ago. I optimistically headed out for a run and had to actually stop and buy Gatorade so I didn’t die on my way back to the hotel. Your climate is no joke! And for this Ohioan, 2 days wasn’t quite enough “acclimatizing.” Our summers do get very hot and humid, but I’m sure you have us beat!

    • Haha, sorry about that. I’ve done the same thing on runs here – stop in convenience stores to buy gatorade!!! And gurrl, I was born and raised in Ohio, I know what it’s like! It took me a while to acclimatize to Texas for sure!

  15. Your ass loves you! Is it odd that mine is a trapezoid? I suck at running in the heat. But. I am happy to report that I’ve run a full week in hot temps, and it’s getting easier. But your heat, and my heat ain’t the same. That’s brutal. We kick it into full tilt hazy, hot and humid late June to August. By then you’re delirious.

    • Yes, I love that I get some arse love! Er, uh, what did I say?
      Yes, it is odd. Go to the doctor tomorrow please and thank you. Ha, I have a friend who is really fast, but he shuts it down in the summer. He won’t run much/race again until fall.
      Oh I’m jealous. by late June till August, we’ll probably be rationing water.;)

      • All kidding aside, are you popping Enduralytes and salt tabs like they’re Altoids or what?

      • Actually no, I’ve never taken either. Do they help you?

      • If you’re running in the 5th layer of Hell? Yes. They really do. Enduralytes saved me one exceptionally hazy, hot, humid summer while training for a marathon. They don’t hurt. Use ’em if ya need ’em.

      • I believe North Texas is technically considered the 6th or 7th layer of Hell in June, so I hope that counts. Thanks for the tip, I’ll look into it!!!

  16. Actually no, I’ve never taken either. Do they help you?

  17. The weather definitely plays a part in how my runs go. I hear ya on if you don’t cool off, your keep sweating. I usually factor in about 15–20 minutes post run to cool off a bit and stop sweating, prior to taking a shower. Otherwise, yeah, I get out and I keep sweating, making the shower pointless, and then no one wants to be my friend.

    • Yeah, they say that for every like 5 degrees over 60 that it slows you down so many seconds per mile, blah blah. I’m not a scientist. But I know it affects us! I try to stop sweating before I shower, but it doesn’t seem to matter. But yeah, I’ve had my share of pointless showers! Haha, I’ll still be your friend!

  18. HAHA glad I read this because I did NOT know that’s what my coworkers think when they see me sweaty at my desk. Bleh, I don’t know how you deal with all that humidity! I visited FL in the summer once and I have no desire to ever return during that time of year.

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