This week has been just that around these parts - sweaty, hot and sticky. And naturally, fun. The temperatures have been around mid 90s most of the week, which is pure torture for Oregonians. Most of us lucky ducks don't have AC so that makes it a bit more brutal.
Alas, I keep reminding myself this heat is temporary and we'll go back to our normal temps soon.
After several days of heat, it's hard to keep the house cool or feel comfortable during a workout. To beat the heat, I've been trying to run in the morning so I don't feel terrible for all of my runs.
Wednesday, I ran in the morning and then decided to do some strength fun in the evening before girls night out.
The spinning effect in this photo is kinda how I felt after running for 20 min in 90 deg heat Wed afternoon.
I busted out two rounds of the Fitnessista's rainy day workout and then two rounds of the Best Body Bootcamp workout B for a rockin' 35 minutes. Let the sweat dripping begin!
Sweat dripping down my forehead, nose, beck and shoulders.
Sweating all the way down to my toes...
If you look real close, you can see the sweat coming down my eyelid. Gross, huh?
It's been a long time since I had such a sweaty workout - it actually felt cleansing.
I remember loving these kinds of days when I was first losing weight after college. It felt SO good to leave the gym with a soaking wet shirt. It doesn't happen often now, but it felt nice to sweat out the toxins. Reminded me of a good hot yoga class.
And these morning runs, they're not so bad either...
Peaceful, a moment of cool, sights of an orange sunrise.
A few of my favorite blog posts this week:
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? by Katie Widrick
Why we eloped and Designing our wedding with intention by Jess Lively
Packing the hospital bag by Kath Younger
On Splurging and Saving by Lisa Dotzenrod and Amber Harding
Happy Friday! Anyone else suffering through a heat wave? If anything, I think the hardest part is trying to come up with meals that don't create extra heat without going out for dinner every night.