Because I hate to be hot, I do everything in my power to avoid it, that includes when I work out, how I sleep and what I eat for the day.
1. Exercise early and often
With my first full marathon hovering on the horizon, I started yesterday the summer routine of early morning runs. The quick 3.5 miles felt longer than I had hoped because of the humidity, but I kept telling myself it would only progress as the day went on.
2. Eating hot food= feeling hot
I really hate eating hot food when the weather is hot. I’m talking over 85 degrees and I want a cold salad and a cold drink (preferably alcoholic) stat. Last night the BF whipped up this recipes from RunnersWorld.com. Not only was it delicious but it was also Paleo and cold. Win, Win, Win! As the summer progresses you’ll continue to see ‘cool’ recipes for hot days.
I drink about 2x more water when the weather is warm. I’m sure most people are the same, who wants a cup of hot coffee on a hot day? (Other than the BF) The more water I drink the cooler I feel and it also has a tendency to curb my appetite. As runners in the heat, we should not only be drinking water, but replacing electrolytes and a great source for that is coconut water. I think it tastes gross, so I am venturing into ‘flavored’ territory.
Today is going to be another hot day here! And since my early am CrossFit was cancelled, that means a group class at the gym tonight (in the airconditioning) will have to do.
Question of the day: What do you do to stay cool?