Subject: Thanks, Sarge!It made me so goddamned proud. And it got me wondering how the rest of you have been doing. Are you remembering to take it S-L-O-W? Especially in this heat.
This running thing, it is addictive. This is the first time in my Krimpet-fueled existence that I have exercised FOR FUN. And, after less than a month, I can already see my body contouring a little bit. It's a slow but very gratifying process; sort of like ordering a car in the mail and having a new piece arrive every few days.
[Updated to add: and if you want to find out what happens if you don't follow the instructions, look here.]
A few other heat-related tips:
- Go with the wind the first half of the run, so that when you're coming home you have the breeze to help cool you off.
- Remember that drinking too much water isn't good for you. Eat a little something salty (unless you have high blood pressure) and drink a glass of water before you head out, and then have a glass of water when you're done. And sports drinks don't do much for you.
- Think it's too hot to run? Well, it's not. Get your butt out there.