Thursday, July 13, 2006

MN is Hot...Literally!!

Ah, gotta love Minnesota, so many people think that it’s perpetually cold here (which don’t get me wrong, it’s cold much more than it’s hot) but where else can you live that can tell you in one month it’s dangerous to go outside due to the cold, but 5 months later it can be too dangerous to go outside because it’s too HOT?? That’s what we have here this weekend. And there are a lot of major sporting events going on. I guess I’m glad I decided against the 5 mile race I wanted to do, mainly because a friend has convinced me I need to come out of town that weekend and I don’t think I can get back up here soon enough to make it, but if I do, I might still run it. Anyway, the triathlon will most likely be shortened (already heard about that, even though I have determined it’s just not going to work out for me to volunteer at it this year, which is a bummer, they even have TV crews, I could be on TV!!), and I’m either doing my long run inside on a treadmill, or most likely getting up at the ungodly hour of 4:00 am tomorrow to run it. 15 miles, about 2 ½ hours of running and sweating, I don’t like the idea of getting out of bed, particularly when I won’t get to bed tonight till probably 10 and I was up too late last night (had to be, I was watching a band play and unfortunately they were the headline act so they played last, home in bed by 1…ughh) but I guess this is why I sleep all winter, cause I play all summer. Anyway, due to being up late last night, morning run was nixed, although I was up at one point I should’ve just done it and napped after work (which is what I feel like doing anyway) but since I’m going with a friend to a movie and I want to do at least 5 miles (preferably 6) I’m heading out into the heat of the afternoon and expect that I’ll lose at least 4 pounds, which is a good thing since the movie tonight will include popcorn, pop and M&Ms (you have to try popcorn and M&M’s if you haven’t…so yummy!). Anyway, should be a nice enjoyable weekend…if it wasn’t for the darn humidity, it actually would be!! Nothing like dripping sweat just walking out the door…and I hate air conditioning, but I had to turn it on yesterday…hopefully it can go back off soon!!

5 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

AMEN! This weather is just plain awful! I hate the cost of using the A/C, but it's needed. Hopefully I can try to head into the pool this weekend after class on Monday.

Running Rabbit said...

You becareful in this heat. (Do I sound maternal?)

Yes...popcorn and M&M's...the ultimate snack! But are they Peanut M&M's, plain, crispy?

Andy said...

Hey, but you rarely need the AC! We've had it on probably 90% of the time since June. I don't like sleeping in the heat. I don't mind running in the heat though. There is just something soothing about dripping in sweat after a run!

Kathy said...

Be careful Danielle! I plan on running 9 miles on Saturday morning myself..s'post to be hot in good ol' Michigan as well. Ugh...I may have to get up at 5 a.m. to beat the heat. Try to think back to winter and conjure up some of that snow and ice!

mg said...

That old man in the article is just like my husband's grandmother. She's 80-something and insists on doing her own yardwork, regardless of weather.

I don't understand the a/c hatred, but we've had ours on/off since May. If the hubby had his way, our house would probably be 65 degrees year round. Brrrr.