Here on the east coast we have a saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!”

Today was one of those days.  Despite my legs looking like they always do with pale white skin… and freckles… and scars… and stubble, today they were filled with lead.  I kept looking behind me to see if Susan had grabbed one of my legs and was trying to make me stop running!

Yesterday when I ran at noon it was warm, but it wasn’t nearly as humid.  Since it was sunny, I stayed in the shade and felt really strong.  This morning it was kind of overcast, but the air was so thick with humidity that we couldn’t breath.  In fact, I woke up to condensation on the windows caused by the humidity outside and the AC cooled air inside.

Don’t tell anyone, but Susan and I stopped and walked a couple of times; we listened to our bodies.  I didn’t even run that magic “one hour” that we runners feel required to do.  At 55:11 I was DONE, and walked the rest of the way back to my house.


I certainly can’t blame today’s crappy run on last night’s dinner.  Well, maybe I can blame it on the Mike’s Hard Limeade, but I certainly can’t blame it on the dinner!  Following my own hydration rule, I drank plenty of water before and after my girly beer.  🙂

I found this recipe on Ashley’s My Food N’ Fitness Diaries blog. She had guest writer Ashley from Life and Fitness share her Easy Salsa Chicken recipe.  It was extremely easy to make and absolutely delicious!  I served it with black beans, rice and sliced avocados.  I highly recommend you try it!


  • Questions:
  • How badly does the humidity bother you?
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