Heat Wave

We are having a heat wave here in the Northeast! Today marks six days in a row of 90+ degree temperatures with 90% humidity. Not exactly comfortable, but quite the contrast from the endless days with negative temperatures we had this winter.

I don't know how people in places such as Florida run through the summer, although you do build up some tolerance to the heat with time and training. I'm sure they wonder how we run in the snow! I do think I prefer running in the heat than the freezing cold. It is easier for me to cool off than to warm up (ice baths!), I have no Raynauds, there is less laundry, and you don't have to worry about your foot traction. Running in the rain is also way more fun than running with ice pellets. 

We have been enjoying lots of water sports, early morning runs to beat the heat, plenty of fluids, and cold showers before bed. We went swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, and kept the dogs cool. Here are some photos from the week. 

 Paddle board handstands on the lake

Paddle board handstands on the lake

 Not shown are the multiple crashes off the board into the water!

Not shown are the multiple crashes off the board into the water!

 Kayaking and floating on the pond

Kayaking and floating on the pond

 Early morning runs rewarded with lots of wildlife! Had to stop for these guys to cross the road. 

Early morning runs rewarded with lots of wildlife! Had to stop for these guys to cross the road. 

 Early morning tug-of-war before it gets too hot to play and be outside. 

Early morning tug-of-war before it gets too hot to play and be outside. 

July (95 degrees) vs. January (-12 degrees)! Which do you prefer? 

How do you stay cool in the heat?