New York is HOT, HOT, HOT!
It’s the kind of heat where pants are not an option and sitting in darkness with the air conditioner blasting seems like the only option. My dad, who is currently visiting from Florida, thinks it’s moderate weather- great for a run. But I don’t. Sure, I could go in the morning. You can get up at 6 a.m. for a run too, but you don’t want to either! Sure, I could go late at night, but, no thank you. So what’s a girl to do when the most convenient time for a workout is when the sun is at its highest point in the day?
How do I view walking? I have bashed on walking a lot. My dear friend loves to walk and will power walk every day if time allows her to. Occasionally we have crossed paths as I’m on a jog and she’s on her walk. I often tease her about walking, or have asked her to try running and in response she will ask me to walk. She says that it’s not her thing. I say it’s not my thing. But, to reiterate the point of this post, it has been hot. So, I’ve been walking.
In defense of walking, it is much harder when you walk faster- and she walks fast. I now understand power walking and what that actually means. And, we’ve had the chance to actually catch up on life.
It’s to the point that I went out for a run, did a block and couldn’t figure out why I was so sore. Oh, yes, it’s from walking.
Moral of the story: Walking isn’t that bad- do the same distance, push yourself, sweat a lot, take a nap. And it’s better than nothing! Another way I’ve been beating the heat? In home workouts- my new favorite (And by favorite, I mean that I hate it so bad because it is actually difficult):
More on that later.