Saturday, October 10, 2009

Heat Wave!

Dear For Those Of You Up North:

PLEASE stop hogging all of the cold weather and send some down here!

Chloe (and the rest of Florida)

Yes, it's been very hot and humid here. So much so that I've been getting mad on the long runs. Seriously. This is what my car said this morning - at 4:30:

I really wanted to punch something (or someone) when I saw that. Thankfully this morning it was overcast - BUT STILL! It's freaking OCTOBER! I really hope it cools down from IMFL in three weeks! Ok. I'm down with my rant about mother nature.

BUT I have been loving coconut water. What? You've never heard of it? It is probably the best recovery drink ever. I'm not huge on sugary goodness (aka Gatorade) - so this is right down my alley. These bad boys are chalk full of potassium with nothing artificial. Just 100% coconut water. There are several brands out there - but so far all of them have been just fine with me. If you have not tried it - grab one (available at health food stores)and enjoy it after a long hard workout.

Here is the current selection in the fridge:

In 'healthy habit' news:

My week of revving up my training and eating healthy - I have not felt better! The salad thing worked like a champ and I really think taking iron supplements have really helped with my energy level. So - if you are at wal-mart, pick one of those salad guys up. Well worth the $5.00!!

Good luck to everyone racing in Kona and Chicago this weekend!


Keith said...

Here, I'll send some cold down there right away. I'll even include some of the snow that's happening. it's weird watching Kona, hearing how hot it is there, and it's well below zero C here. And snowing don't forget that. And Chrissie is only 11 minutes behind the leader!!!

sian-girlgetstrong said...

Never heard of coconut water before..I have the coconut oil and I like to add it to some foods so I will probably love the water! I won't tell you the weather here because it is PERFECT running weather cold and sunny..opps I let it out!

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

yum coconut water sounds yummy! but i signed up to work the finish line too at IM Fl. I will let you know when I get the final confirmation. I'm definitely planning on being there unless my hubby's flight schedule changes !!!

Robert Lejeune said...

I am not sure you would have enjoy riding with me yesterday in a nice windy 44F weather. But I am sure that too cold is as bad as too hot.

Coconut water, I will have to give it a try.


Dittos on the weather. I checked and we run 5F hotter down here.

Oh well, I'll take what Mother nature deals out... if its 90F so be it, Arnie and I are ready.

Libby said...

I'm right with you on this weather!! ugh!!! we tried to go to this greek festival and had to leave because we were sooooo hot! I raced a trail run yesterday and was drenched like I jumped in the ocean! And I'm not that much of a sweater!
Surely we will have better in 3 weeks time. That's my anniversary weekend and its always nice weather :) Will pray for good weather for you. Good luck and happy almost taper!! Keep up the healthy eating! its so hard, but so worth it!

kristen said...

Glad to hear your feeling more like yourself. I agree about the Iron pills. I take them too (at least try to remember to take them).

Sorry about the shitty weather. Hope it cools down for you soon.

Christi said...

I am in Colorado and this weekend's long run was done in mid-20's temps with and overcast sky, a slight drizzle and winds. Is that the kind of weather you want because I am still trying to get warm!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You can have some of our midwest weather, Minnesota got 3 inches of snow overnight

Amy said...

My sister in Sarasota has been saying the same thing...TOO FRIGGEN HOT down there. Hope it cools off soon.

Glad the salad thing works.

Jennifer Harrison said...

If we could just swap for a few days of weather - or come in between! It is 37F here and raining today . But, I told myself today I am DONE complaining about the weather, it is getting me nowhere and I live in chicago!

HANG in there! :))) Get rid of that heat before I come down in Nov for Clearwater! Please!