What was I just saying about August usually being hotter than July? The second week of August sure did live up to its reputation, with temperatures in the upper 90’s and oppressive humidity. Thank goodness for air-conditioning for indoor workouts and recovery!
I’m bummed that this isn’t really a sultry beach sunset,
but I’m still visualizing myself at the beach!
I thought I might need to take it easy after the Farm to Fork Fondo, but my legs felt pretty good after the yoga class I took on Sunday, so I jumped back into my regular workout schedule.
Monday: 30 min strength training at home before catching the train to NYC.
Tuesday: 5 mile run through Central Park.
We were working in our office until midnight on Monday night (sorry, Carla, but I am too old for that!) and once I got back to my hotel room I got sucked into watching the Olympics, so I didn’t get to sleep until after 1:00 am. When my alarm went off at 5:00 am I literally could not open my eyes, but after hitting snooze three times I convinced myself to get up so I could go for a run. The weather actually was pretty nice, and made me glad I had pried myself out of bed.
Wednesday: 45 min Real Ride at Revolve.
I got home after 9:00 pm on Tuesday, but I had to make it to this class so I could thank Aimee for helping me get in shape for the Farm to Fork Fondo. The heavy “hills” she puts us through made it possible for me to power up those hills in Lancaster!
Thursday: 60 minute Orange Theory Fitness class
With a forecast calling for temperatures in the mid-80s at 5:00 am, I had no desire to go for a run. Luckily there was a rare last-minute opening in the 5:00 am OTF class. Getting up at 4:15 is rough, but it is feels so good to have such a great workout done by 6:00 am!
For this class we spent 15 min in each area:
rowing (two blocks of different patterns)
floor (two blocks of three exercises each)
Friday: 45 minute strength workout at home.
Saturday: 8.5 mile run
I met my friend at 5:45 am in a futile effort to beat the heat, and convinced her that since the humidity was going to slow us down anyway we might as well run hills. I’m not sure she agreed with me, but we got it done. It was so gross, I had to borrow a fresh t-shirt from her so I could stand myself on the drive home.
Sunday: 32 mile bike ride
Speaking of dog days, Tiger Lilly is hanging in there. Taking her for walks is more of an exercise in patience than physical exercise, not because she’s so slow (which she is), but because she now stops to sniff everything–including random spots on the pavement–and takes forever before she’s ready to move on.
Although she still can walk, she’s definitely more wobbly and falling on her bum more frequently when her hind legs give out. I’ve started carrying her up the stairs when I go to bed at night, and carrying her back down in the morning, but unless I remember to block off the stairs she may climb up on her own while I’m in the shower. :-/
How are you beating the heat?