Well here we are, the unofficial start to summer! I am sitting on my front porch writing this post and it is a hot, sunny, Sunday morning. Funny how last week it was cold and rainy and then in a blink of an eye it is full on summer weather. No complaints on my end. I had a different post planned for today about setbacks, but I decided I was not in the mood to post that. The sun is too bright and summer means happiness to me, so I didn’t want to focus on things like setbacks today. I’ll save that for another day.
So my baby graduated from pre-school on Friday.
Yep that’s right he’s a graduate.
It feels like it was just yesterday we were getting our first day of pre-school picture taken and now we’ve wrapped up the pre-school years.
I’m sad to see them go but excited for what’s next. Brooks is so ready for kindergarten. He cannot wait to go to the same school as his big brother. Thankfully the kindergarten program is only a half day so he still has another year to sleep in and have the majority of his day free. Naturally, I was super emotional at his ceremony, but I am truly happy for him. I’ve said this mantra before on the blog and I think about it whenever I get upset about what’s ahead “give them wings, give them wings”. So I will continue to repeat that in my head.
So like I mentioned the heat is already on around here. I’m a warm weather runner. I actually like running in the heat. I mean don’t get me wrong, I would take 60-70 degrees over humid and 80 any day, but I don’t mind the heat. I know there are a lot of people that think otherwise. So how do you beat the heat in the summer while you’re trying to run?
I think the key is you really have to adjust the time of day you run. I always try to get out in the early morning before the sun has really warmed things up. The evening hours are also a great time to head out. As hot as it was yesterday, around 7:30 a light breeze came through and the sun went down making it ideal for running. You just have to make simple adjustments to accommodate the changes around you. Some other things I do-
Drink plenty of water…goes without saying
Wear a visor…keeps the sun out of your eyes without adding heat to your head. Also, make sure your sneakers are sized up so that you allow room for swelling and avoid black toenails.
Wear light airy shorts with a liner. These shorts from Old Navy are my favorite and they are inexpensive. I wear them all the time in the summer.
Wear sunblock and try tanks with dry-fit material to keep the sweat off of your skin.
Don’t give up your running because it is hot. Stick with it. Simply adjust your sails. Try a shorter run with some sprints. Maximize your effort over a shorter length of time.
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This momentum jewelry motivational wrap is also pretty awesome! I love the bronze and black combination.
In other happenings…we have the garden planted. The cornfield was finished up yesterday. Now today I just have to add the zinnias around the border.
I have the pots planted.
I’m sidelined with a kidney issue again so I am just sticking to walking the dog right now. I’ll talk more about this in the setback post.
Then finally we’re just enjoying this holiday weekend and remembering and thanking those who have served and are currently serving our Country.